Toddlers @ DKM

The greatness of the human personality begins at the 
hour of birth.”  – Maria Montessori

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In the Discovery Kidzone Montessori infant program, each child is nurtured and loved as a unique individual, encouraged to explore in a beautiful, safe, and orderly space with materials carefully chosen for their educational purpose and sensory qualities. A critical opportunity for development, these first years of life are an extraordinary period of cognitive and emotional growth, brain development, and language acquisition.

Our infant Montessori-trained teachers form close bonds with the children, nurturing language and body awareness development through freedom of movement and exploration. Under their care, the children establish a strong sense of security, laying a foundation for a love of lifelong learning.  We believe close communication between parent and teacher is essential and helps us provide individualized care for your child.  We view our relationship as a partnership and a family—we are equally invested in your child’s happiness, well-being and development.  Parents are invited and encouraged to visit during the day.  We use state of the art technology and ipads in every classroom to keep you updated throughout the day on your child’s growth and development and daily doings.

DKM ToddlersInfants: 6 weeks – 18 months

Our Montessori curriculum provides infants with a safe, enlightening world full of opportunities for active exploration and enjoyment through hearing, feeling, touching, and moving. Their world at Discovery Kidzone is filled with teacher interactions and language: many conversations with others, songs, sensory activities and a nurturing environment.

From birth, babies are wonderful learners, capable of investigating the sights, sounds, and feel of the world. In our classrooms, each child develops a sense of wonder and being a separate, independent self, which comes from being respected as an important individual.

Music including Kidsong Music, baby sign language and early literacy activities enrich our infants’ daily experiences. Neighborhood “field trips” in the baby buggy and time to explore their specially designed outdoor environment provide infants with a view of the real world.

Toddlers: 18 months – 3 years

031214_9290Education is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.  Maria Montessori

At Discovery Kidzone Montessori, we love the energy and enthusiasm of toddlers and twos.  This attitude is an important step out into the wider world as active learners and problem-solvers. Through competence, children develop genuine confidence and a sense of who they are in the world.

Like all learning environments at Discovery Kidzone, the Montessori-inspired space for toddlers is carefully planned to promote exploration, independence, order, and freedom of choice and movement. While it’s strategically organized with defined learning areas, it is open to allow plenty of room for social interaction and activities required for growth and development.

Our Young 3’s is an introduction to our primary school.  In this class they will experience more tray works, working on a mat and have the opportunity to engage in more advanced practical life and art activities.

031314_9160Discovery Kidzone is fully licensed and a member of the STARS to Quality rating scale for the state of Montana, staffed by professional adults, we maintain a 4:1 ratio in the infant room and 7:1 with toddlers.

Experience, dedicated staff, stimulating environment and a commitment to early childhood education combine to create an exciting and progressive alternative to traditional daycare. Our teachers are highly trained, passionate about what they do and love the children.