Dear Parents of Toddler Room 1,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at The Montessori Academy! Donna Rockafellow and I are excited to welcome your child into Room 1 and our Toddler community! Please review the documents below and return all forms to the office no later than Friday, August 14th.
There is much to look forward to in the coming year. The children make great transformations as they grow in language, motor and social skills while in our environment. Children are more secure and they acclimate in the best way possible when they have the time to settle into a new environment gradually. We are phasing in our children with scheduled visits this year. Your child will start the phase-in process on Monday, August 24, 2020. I will be contacting you soon to schedule a time for you and your child to come in to the classroom on August 24th and 25th for approximately 20 minutes each day. On August 26th, 27th and 28th, the plan is to have you bring your child to the classroom and then say good-bye, for the 20 minute visit. I am flexible in scheduling these visits. So if evenings work better, that’s fine.
The week of August 31st, I am planning to have you drive up to our classroom door and we will come get your child out of the car. These visits will last 45 minutes and we will be scheduling 2-3 children at a time to come to the classroom together. If your child needs additional phase-in time, we will definitely allow more time, as needed.
The child at this age is absorbing everything; the attitudes, the manners, the speech and the social relationships from the adults in his or her environment. Our goal is to provide a beautiful, peaceful environment, in which grace and courtesy are practiced and the children can further develop their language skills, their ability to relate to others and work toward perfecting their movements. The toddler environment is set up to prepare the child for life.
We hope you will enjoy this journey that you and your child are about to embark on. In Montessori, if you follow your child’s progress through the year and through the years to come, you will be inspired and amazed at the life unfolding before you. No one can know the secrets that lie beneath that beautiful face of your child but if you observe and are attentive, your child will reveal them to you.
Ms. Becky Ludwick, Teacher
Toddler Room 1
574-256-5313, ext. 232
Confidential Child Profile (new students only)
Toddler Q & A