HEIGHTS – Beginning with the fall semester, Dearborn Heights Montessori Center will add a second toddler class to accommodate its growing enrollment.
The toddler program, which was introduced last year, is designed to meet the developmental needs of children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years within a supportive and nurturing environment.
“It’s exciting to see how quickly our enrollment has grown,” said Peggy Simms, lead teacher of the toddler program. “It demonstrates the beauty of the Montessori philosophy and how capable our children are.”
Angie Alfonsi, who assisted Simms during the first year of the toddler program, recently completed specialized Montessori toddler training and will teach the second class.
“I’m looking forward to putting my education to work and being part of the continued growth of this wonderful program,” Alfonsi said.
The classroom setting is specially designed to enable children to gain mastery over their environment, Simms said. Snacks, lunch, and nap, if applicable, are part of the daily program.
The school’s annual summer camp, which will end the third week of August, includes a toddler program as well.
Parents, grandparents and others interested in receiving more details about the toddler program and other Montessori programs can contact the school to set up an appointment for an informational tour.
Hours for the toddler program are 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Full and half days are offered, and day care is available before and after class. Building hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
For more information about DHMC, call (313) 359-3000 or go to www.dhmontessori.org.