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October 16, 2017
  • Toddler Lunch: Penne Pasta

    October 16, 2017

    Penne pasta with marinara sauce and green beans. Served with seasonal fruit.

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October 17, 2017
  • Toddler Lunch: Vegetable Lentil Soup

    October 17, 2017

    Vegetable Lentil Soup with bread and olive oil. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • UE Trip to Thomas Edison Center

    October 17, 2017

    On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, UE students will visit the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park in Edison, NJ. Students will depart from school by bus at 9:00 a.m. and return by 12:30 p.m. They will eat lunch upon their arrival back at school. What to bring/wear: -(Lunch upon return to school) -Weather-appropriate clothing -Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate footwear Please send us your online permission by Tuesday, October 10, 2017. By completing the online permission form, you are offering your consent to allow your child to participate in this activity and also your agreement to release Princeton Montessori School from all liability. Feel free to contact your child's teacher with any questions.

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October 18, 2017
  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    October 18, 2017

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  • Toddler Lunch: Cheese Quesadillas

    October 18, 2017

    Cheese quesadillas with spinach and sweet potato fries. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • Playful Nature Fitness - LE, UE

    October 18, 2017
    Outside

    UE Group #1: 10:00-10:45am UE Group #2: 11:00-11:45am LE: 1:30-2:15pm Rain Location: Crescendo (all groups)

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  • Soccer Fitness - MS

    October 18, 2017
    Soccer field

    MS: 2:30-3:45pm Rain Location: Crescendo

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October 19, 2017
  • Violin parents meeting

    October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    For parents of new violin students

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October 21, 2017
  • Montessori Curriculum Explained - Parent Experience

    October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Montessori Curriculum Explained - Parent Experience

    October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    See, feel and experience the Montessori Method for yourself at a "Montessori Journey and Discovery Experience," to be presented on Saturday, October 21. This special event is designed to allow you to view and interact with the unique Montessori environment through the eyes of a child. The Montessori Journey and Discovery begins with an exploration of the classroom environment through the lens of quiet observation, gathering first impressions as you take in the sensory richness and detail of the Montessori classrooms, you may experience the sense of order and sequence which so elegantly engages the children. Following the silent observation, you’ll have a chance to actively engage with Montessori lessons and materials at each level. Throughout this portion, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and share reflections with other parents and staff. Finally, we will all join together to share reflections and observations. This event is open to current and future parents and interested families, educators and community members upon reservation. Space is limited for this special event; please rsvp to reserve your spot Target audience: All Parents and Community Members - Please RSVP

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Toddler

18 months through 36 months

Overview

Our Toddler program, designed for children from 18 months through 3 years, lays the foundation for the adult each child will become. Activities are purposefully designed to develop a sense of wonder, natural curiosity, motor skills, self-esteem, social skills, and cognitive processes. (Children do not need to be already toilet-trained to participate.)

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Schedules

Morning Session plus Lunch – 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Five-Day (M-F) or Partial Week (MTW)
Full Day Session – 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Five-Day (M-F)
Limited 3 day options for 8:30‐2:30 full‐day are available
Before care is available from 7:30-8:30 AM, and After care is available from 2:30-6:00 PM, daily

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Developmental Milestones

At this age, children are experiencing dramatic changes in body and brain to support the emergence of a wide array of motor, perceptual, and intellectual capacities. The use of language is emerging as toddlers begin to use their words to communicate. Intimate ties to others are formed.  Their developing mastery of language and control of body give them a sense of empowerment and self.  Montessori teachers are trained to embrace this emerging independence and create opportunities for them to safely make choices in their class work and learn emerging social skills.

Curriculum Highlights

To be a toddler is to be curious. With this in mind, the environment is a prepared “little society.” Each child is encouraged to become a functioning member of the society and to explore it fully. Multi-age classrooms feature custom-sized tables and chairs, sinks and stools, bookshelves and mirrors, and indoor and outdoor play areas, all designed to appeal to the child’s natural curiosity.

Activities are positioned around the room for toddlers to choose independently. Each activity deals with a particular theme, skill, or subject of value to toddler development. These activities allow toddlers to begin to experience concepts of sequence, form, shape, movement, and sound. The activities change and evolve as the child grows physically, emotionally, and intellectually.

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Toddlers very much enjoy learning practical skills. Activities, which up until now have been going on around them, but which they can now do themselves, are seemingly irresistible: getting dressed, preparing lunch, setting the table, sweeping the floor, etc. Being able to do things for themselves creates an instantaneous surge of pride at this age.

What Sets Princeton Montessori Apart

Accredited at the highest level by the American Montessori Society

Led by a dedicated Head of School and engaged Board of Trustees

Staffed by a passionate team of faculty that surpasses the recommended teacher-to-student ratio set by the American Montessori Society (AMS)

Connected to PCTE, a world-renowned Montessori teacher training center as a lab school, ensuring the highest standard of a Montessori education

Set in a beautiful, natural, safe setting with state of the art learning environments

An experienced institution and a model for Montessori learning for nearly 50 years

Attended by healthy, happy, engaged, and connected families who strive to give their children the very best educational and developmental experiences available

Committed to providing the best in Montessori education and 21st Century Learning

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487 Cherry Valley Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
609-924-4594

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The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.

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