We encourage you to consider a Toddler Montessori Environment, not as a huge money maker, but as a way to engage parents and children in your school for the long-haul. A toddler class is also a good place to normalize and prepare the children for a Primary classroom.
It is estimated that over 85% of mothers are in the workforce across America. Most make that decision to enter the workforce when they have a young child. If you are a new Montessori school, you may want to consider capturing these children at the earliest age since parents tend to stay where they start.
Parents looking at infant or toddler classrooms are researching safety,high quality stimulation, cleanliness, staff ratios, and of course, best price within reason. Consider all of these in your decisions for your classroom.Caregivers training
It is very difficult to find a certified Montessori Infant-toddler teacher. They are few and far! Therefore, you may need to consider finding someone who is not certified but LOVES to work with babies. If this staff member works out you can consider finding a way to get them certified in the future. An untrained staff member is going to need your help or that of a consultant. These teachers MUST understand the importance of their duties and equip their classrooms in a high quality manner to provide the necessary balance of beauty and stimulation.
Toddler Montessori Environment
In creating a Toddler Montessori Environment it is very important to create an environment that allows open space for the youngest child to move around when they are awake. If you prepare this environment correctly, there will be fewer upset toddlers due to boredom, one of the primary problems in most daycare settings. They should love being there!
When equipping the youngest classrooms, consider stimulation in textures, sounds, colors, and visual. Our consultants can offer you suggestions on these purchases.
Our infant/toddler furniture is child-sized and offers beautiful, safe birch wood furniture that will last forever. We would encourage your call to discuss your classroom needs.Below is a custom classroom package that you might want to consider to start a new toddler classroom.