Toddler Program

(ages 2-3)

Toddler Program hours are 8:30 to 11:30 am or all day from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm five days per week.
Toddlers who turn two by Sep. 15 are eligible.


The Toddler Village includes three Toddler classrooms, each outfitted with Toddler-sized doors alongside adult-sized doors, full length windows that allow young children an eye-level view of the outside world, a playground just their size, a garden area, and dedicated outdoor workspaces for each classroom. The MSD Toddler curriculum is designed to meet the Toddler’s growing emotional and cognitive abilities during this formative period for the development of personality, trust, independence, focus, and problem-solving. Children are free to explore and find works that spark their interest in a safe and carefully prepared indoor and outdoor environment.


  • Montessori materials invite exploration and experimentation. The materials help to develop the child’s ability to concentrate and focus, refine sensory perceptions, aid in gross and fine motor abilities, and language skills.
  • Toddlers are taught practical life skills such as how to serve themselves a snack, pour their own healthy drinks from a pitcher, put on their coats and shoes, blow their nose, and clean up spills…not to mention toilet-learning!
  • The classroom has plenty of room for social interactions, which reinforce the grace and courtesy lessons and provide opportunities to learn about sharing, taking turns, being patient and being a good friend. Activities are designed to develop coordination and independence as well as to encourage positive group interaction and increased self-esteem.

MSD Teachers provide warmth, patience and encouragement necessary for each child to reach their personal best.

When you’re ready to speak to someone in Admissions and schedule a tour, be sure to fill out an Inquiry Form. We can’t wait to meet you!

“This is such a fantastic school & community for children and parents! My daughter finished her first year and I cannot speak highly enough of the teachers, assistants, main office, campus and all the events to ensure the entire family is involved and aware of what your child is experiencing & learning. My daughter has thrived. The campus is beautiful and the school is constantly improving it. I can’t speak highly enough of the entire school and staff!”


“At first, we were a bit apprehensive to send our daughter to a five day per week Toddler program. However, we felt positive about the welcoming classroom and believe in the Montessori educational philosophy. The Toddler program builds confidence, fosters age-appropriate social interaction, and provides a wonderful foundation setting the tone for further educational pursuits.”


“We have been so pleased with our experience at MSD. It is both a school and real community where as a family we feel that we belong. The toddler curriculum is incredible and the staff is caring, attentive, and talented. The campus is beautiful and the classrooms are built with attention to every detail. We would recommend it for anyone curious about the Montessori method.”


“I feel so blessed my daughter landed in such a caring environment.”