Frequently Asked Questions
In the primary community (3-6 year old), the children do need to be able to go to the bathroom independently. In the toddler community your child is not expected to be toilet trained.
The Montessori classroom is carefully prepared with a variety of materials and activities to satisfy the youngest three-year-old to the most advanced six-year-old. A child in a Montessori environment may choose his own work, however he first must be given a lesson on it. A teacher or another child may give the lesson. The child may work on the material as long as he likes. The Montessori teacher is trained in observation. The teacher keeps careful records of what lessons have been given, observes the child and his choice of activities, and checks each child’s knowledge in one area before moving on to the next lesson. The teacher will offer an alternative to a child who has chosen something beyond his ability.