Jr. Preschool (19 months +) While the focus is still largely on their primary care, toddlers begin to take their first steps towards greater independence. We promote their development through play and natural exploration of their surroundings. We begin to lay the basis for positive social interaction and support their positive relationships with peers. We focus on using our words, being gentle with our friends, sharing, and turn taking. Our Montessori-trained teachers propagate awareness of sensitive periods, encourage learning through play and exploration, and respect the natural development of the child. Children are given an opportunity to engage in purposeful work to explore language, music, movement, art, practical life and fine/gross motor activities that meet their individual developmental needs.