Toddlers can begin their journey at Jayakarta Montessori from 18 months of age, with a 3 day/week schedule available to those under the age of 2. By the age of 2, they will spend 5 full days at school, from Monday – Friday, 8am – 12pm. During this introduction to the school environment, the teacher will build trust with the toddlers and provide individual attention and conversation, as they familiarize themself with the classroom and materials.
The Montessori environment is prepared to encourage exploration and interaction, and provide a hands-on approach to their world. From this phase, they will be given opportunities to graduate from self-absorbed play, to doing activities as a group and expressing themselves in the classroom. The group oriented activities include Circle Time with a teacher, Show & Tell, and other plays with other students such as block play, dramatic play, reading, art, puzzles and motor skill exercises, and others.