Our toddler classroom at CHPC is in session Monday through Friday from 8:45am until 12pm, and children attend 2 days a week (Tu & Th) or 3 days a week (M-W-F). Children may be dropped off between 8:45am and 9am. The toddler classroom has two Lead Teachers (Guides) and one Assistant Teacher (Guide). This classroom has 12 children, with an adult to child ratio of 1:4. We welcome children to attend who are between approximately 16 months and 3 years old at program start. Children do not need to have completed toilet learning to attend.
Each day in a Montessori classroom is a little different, as the day is shaped by each child’s interests and independence. The children enjoy a two-hour work period in the classroom, choosing independent work, and we have a walk and outdoor play period.
The Lead and Assistant Guides work to provide a joyful and supportive environment, give children individual and group lessons, allow the children freedom to explore, and build a peaceful community.
We are pleased to offer a no-commitment program for parents in terms of volunteering. Our Lead and Assistant Guides are happy to assist and support the children in the classroom. We also offer monthly parent education evenings to further support caregivers and families.