Our Montessori Toddler program for 2-year-olds is able to offer your child more than any typical daycare could, allowing your little one to explore and experiment within our thoughtfully prepared classroom environments. Gladwyne Montessori Toddlers are brimming with energy, giggles and curiosity.
When our 2-year-olds first enter their classrooms, you’ll find them taking off their own shoes and changing into slippers. The significance? This is one of the many lessons that a toddler will come to participate in that encourages self-reliance and helps develop a variety of skills.
Throughout the year, your little one will develop confidence, a love of learning and the skills required to communicate both with peers and adults in a nurturing and academic setting. One of the goals of the Toddler curriculum is to establish a work cycle within your child: he or she will choose a material or lesson, independently bring it to a table or mat, work purposefully with it for as long as they need and put it away once they are finished. These initial skills and steps form the foundation of their academic journey and are instrumental in preparing them for their future experiences and success, both socially and academically.
Perhaps most importantly, your child will practice independence in a safe and nurturing environment. Unlike any traditional daycare, Gladwyne Montessori’s Toddler program focuses on the specific physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of your child. Our trained Montessori Guides observe each child individually, providing the necessary support and instruction that fosters meaningful growth and budding independence within your little one. Day by day, your child will blossom into a confident and independent member of this learning community
The Toddler program at Gladwyne Montessori is specifically designed and structured to support children who are 2-years-old by September 1. Toddlers can enroll for five or three-days of school, with morning (9 a.m. to noon) and full day availability (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) for five-day students. Toddler families hail from Gladwyne, Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Philadelphia, Narberth, and Wayne and beyond.
Additionally, we offer extended day options both in the morning and afternoon to help accommodate families and their busy schedules. Get in touch with us to learn more about enrolling your little one in our Toddler program.
As a child, Janey attended Gladwyne Montessori, loving it so much that she decided to come back and teach in order to provide the same great learning experience she received. She believes that Montessori education for toddlers is the perfect start to a healthy love of learning that will last a lifetime. With three siblings who also attended Gladwyne Montessori, Janey feels that in receiving this education, it helped to shape them all into kind, respectful, well-rounded individuals. In addition to the Montessori education, the life lessons learned at Gladwyne Montessori have been invaluable; she hopes to pass that along to her students daily.
Bella joined the Gladwyne Montessori family because she believes in its encouraging and open environment that truly fosters the importance of children's education and wellbeing. She joined the Gladwyne Montessori community in the 2017-2018 school year, and looks forward to continuing her journey at this special school! She spent the summer of 2018 working towards her Infant/Toddler Montessori certification in Princeton, NJ. In her free time, Bella enjoys practicing yoga, socializing with friends, traveling, and spending time at the Jersey Shore.
Elizabeth grew up in New Jersey and always knew she wanted to teach young children. Elizabeth taught kindergarten in Maryland before staying home to raise her three sons. She joined Gladwyne Montessori as a parent and has worked as the assistant in the Parent/Toddler program since 2016. She is currently working towards her Infant Toddler credential at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys being active outside, especially hiking, playing baseball, and bike riding with her family.
Join uson Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.for a special, virtual Open House focusing on our Primary program!
What makes this Open House so special? Our amazing, Montessori-credentialed faculty will be there to talk about their classrooms and answer any questions you may have about the individualized learning experience Gladwyne Montessori has to offer your remarkable preschooler. Register >>