Programs

TODDLER PROGRAM

Spark Montessori offers a toddler program for children aged 15 months through 3 years old which is run by a Montessori credentialed teacher. Unlike many toddler programs, Spark Montessori mixes the ages in our toddler classroom so that children benefit from learning from their peers, there is greater consistency at this young age, and more opportunity to bond with their teacher over a longer period of time. A major focus in the toddler program is to support the child’s natural drive towards building independence, self-discipline, and social skills through practical life activities, grace and courtesy lessons, and the use of hands on Montessori materials. The toddler program also features extensive use of the abundant outdoor space of Horner Park for a greater connection to nature and the development of gross motor skills. The Toddler program establishes a strong foundation for children so that they may take full advantage of Spark Montessori’s Primary Program as they get older.

Primary program

Spark Montessori offers a toddler program for children aged 15 months through 3 years old which is run by a Montessori credentialed teacher. Unlike many toddler programs, Spark Montessori mixes the ages in our toddler classroom so that children benefit from learning from their peers, there is greater consistency at this young age, and more opportunity to bond with their teacher over a longer period of time. A major focus in the toddler program is to support the child’s natural drive towards building independence, self-discipline, and social skills through practical life activities, grace and courtesy lessons, and the use of hands on Montessori materials. The toddler program also features extensive use of the abundant outdoor space of Horner Park for a greater connection to nature and the development of gross motor skills. The Toddler program establishes a strong foundation for children so that they may take full advantage of Spark Montessori’s Primary Program as they get older.

 

The Spark Difference

Chicago parents are lucky to have many early childhood education options. Here is what makes Spark Montessori unique:

  • as local parents ourselves, we are firmly committed to making this school a success for our children and our community
  • a highly qualified teaching staff that is passionate about helping children to achieve their fullest potential
  • a collaborative culture that is focused on building partnerships with parents
  • our brand new facility overlooks the Horner Park playground and was designed so that each classroom has access to a private outdoor space for gardening, water works, and fresh air