Young Children's Community Program
(Toddler Program)

18 months (approx.) to 2.5 years

The Young Children’s Community program at Hamilton Montessori School will allow the child to develop physically, cognitively, socially, intellectually and emotionally.

Each day, we will guide our toddlers in the following areas:

  • Practical Life Activities such as using a spoon, broom or buttons
  • Manipulative work to use a two- or three-finger pincer grip which will become necessary for writing
  • Sensory work such as bead stringing, cutting, sewing and sorting to build fine motor development
  • Language development using materials such as picture cards, songs, books and poems
  • Gross motor development in our gymnasium and playground where toddlers will play with sand, water, balls and climbing equipment
  • Independence as the child learns to dress and undress themselves, eat independently, clean up after themselves and practice independent toileting

By the end of our Toddler Montessori Program, our children should be able to:

  • Feel confident and comfortable in new places and with new people
  • Independently care for themselves, others and their environment
  • Have independent toileting abilities
  • Have well-developed gross motor skills
  • Build upon new social skills with a desire to interact with peers
  • Have a proper use of the English language with well-developed and age appropriate communication skills
  • Make individual and appropriate choices about activities that draw their interest
  • Engage in purposeful learning

Sample Daily Schedule

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Extended Care

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM: Bathroom Routine

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Work Cycle: Practical Life / Developmental Aids / Language / Arts

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM: Outdoor / Gymnasium

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Circle Time / Bathroom Routine / Hand Washing Routine

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Lunch Provided by “Real Food for Real Kids”

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Bathroom Routine / Brush Teeth

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Nap / Quiet Time

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Wake up / Bathroom Routine / Outdoor Time

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Afternoon Snack

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Extended Care

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Toddler program begins at 18 months (approximately) and goes up to 2.5 years of age. Children entering our Toddler program must have developed gross motor skills and are independently walking.

The ratio during programming is 1:5, for example: one teacher for every five children.

The capacity is 15 children per Toddler classroom.

We currently only offer full time programs.

Yes, it is a ministry requirement that all children partake in the school Meal Plan. Fresh snacks and lunch will be provided by our catering company (Real Food For Real Kids – on a daily basis.

School hours are from 8:45am to 3:30pm. If your child(ren) is enrolled for extended care you may drop off after 7:30am and pick up before 5:00pm.

Yes, our school operates on an all-year round basis, excluding holidays and professional days etc., as published in our school calendar (which will be provided upon registration).

Yes, at HMS we believe that each child is on their own path of learning. Teachers track progress regularly and will plan and record individual weekly/monthly goals for each child.

Toddler children are excluded from the uniform requirement until they enter the Casa and Elementary programs. Policies and requirements will be provided upon enrolment.

Tuition Fees

Fees Due Upon Enrolment (new student):

  • Initial Registration Fee: $540
  • Material and Field Trip Fee: $300
  • Deposit of June Fees

Fees Due Upon Re-Enrolment (current student):

  • Annual Re-Registration Fee: $200
  • Annual Material and Field Trip Fee: $300
  • Deposit of June Fees

Toddler Tuition Fees:

Schedule Times Fees/Month

5 Full Days

8:45am- 3:30pm
$ 1,270.00
Meal Plan
$ 130.00
Extended Care
$ 250.00
*Fees paid by Credit Card or Pre-authorized debit will incur additional transaction fees. Please see Program Package provided during your tour for more information.