Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

The Maria Montessori School Stepping Stones program is for children aged 2 to 4 years old. It was created to be an extended day program for children aged 3 to 4 years old who attend the half day Casa program and are not yet ready for the full day Casa program. The program has also been designed to help children not yet old enough for the Casa program (2 years old – based on readiness) to build and foster their independence.

The program aims to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can learn through a combination of open-ended and structured learning activities. With the guidance of our program director, children are encouraged to discover their interests, actively explore and develop emotionally, intellectually, and socially. Our structured and relaxed environment contains developmentally appropriate activities that encourage language development, social awareness, problem solving and self-help skills.

The program is based on the Montessori philosophy and principals which encourages the children to work towards independence and self-motivation. It also teaches appreciation and responsibility for the environment and a sense of cooperation and respect.

“The program is based on the Montessori philosophy and principals which encourages the children to work towards independence and self-motivation. It also teaches appreciation and responsibility for the environment and a sense of cooperation and respect.”

All children registered in the MMS Stepping Stones program should be in the process of toilet training and our staff will work with the families to continue that process.