Toddler Montessori Program

The Montessori toddler environment is set up to aid the child in an exploration of all aspects of their life.  This exciting time in a child’s life requires the development of self-care, language (social/emotional), and lots of movement! This is also a time in which many toddlers are away from home for the first time. We believe that creating a warm, home-like environment with nurturing staff will ease the transition for the children thus creating a safe “home away from home”. The toddler environment will be equipped with beautiful and didactic materials that teach the child independence, concentration, and a connection to the outside world.  A Montessori toddler environment allows a child to work and explore the material at his pace, allowing for the development of concentration, independence, as well as a sense of pride.  Our goal is to actively engage in allowing each child to explore his need for discovery through a safe and beautiful environment while learning how to socially interact in a respectful way with his/her peers and Directress.

You may contact the school to set up a tour before or after sending in the registration form & fee.  Observations are not part of the Toddler Program.


The calendar year will follow Trent’s calendar.

Two blocks from Trent – St John’s United Church of Christ, Corner of Park Ave & Nelson Place.

18 months to 36 months.

Children who turn 3 by August 1st would not be eligible for Trent Toddler as they would be old enough to enter the 3 to 6 class.  As children are ready, and if/when there is an opening at Primary, they would phase into that classroom.

12 children with 2 teachers per class.  6 to 1 ratio.

Classroom snacks are provided by Trent.

LUNCH–provided by parents

**It is not safe for children who are younger than 4 years of age to be
offered hot dogs, whole grapes, nuts, popcorn, spoonfuls of peanut
butter or chunks of raw carrots or meat that could be swallowed whole.**
Please do not send these types of food to school in your child’s lunch
box if they are under 4 years of age.

Additional information will be provided.

If a child becomes ill during class, they will be removed from the classroom and the parents will be notified immediately.  If a child is taken directly to a doctor’s appointment they must bring a doctor’s note, stating that they may return to school, if they return on the same day. Do not send a child to school when any of the following symptoms are present or have occurred within the past 24 hours.  FEVER, SORE THROAT, DIARRHEA, UNDIAGNOSED RASH, VOMITING, EXCESSIVE COUGHING, AND/OR EXCESSIVE NASAL DISCHARGE.  If your child becomes sick at school one day or has been sick during the night they should NOT be sent to school on the following day.  A 24-hour isolation period should be observed.  The child may return to school when the symptoms have completely disappeared and they have been fever-free (without mediation) for 24 hours.  Only physician-prescribed medication is allowed and it must be properly labeled and the Medication Consent Form filled out before it can be administered.

Trent Montessori Toddler 2023-2024 Tuition
$50 Registration Fee (1st year)
$100 Intent Form/Supply Fee (each year after)
Tuition Prompt
Montessori Class Only
8:45 am – 11:30 am – Limited Spaces Available
Per Year
1 payment due Aug 1
$6450 $-150 $6300
Per Semester
2 payments due Aug 1 & Jan 1
$3225 $-65 $3160
Per Month
10 payments due Aug 1 thru May 1
$645 $-10 $635
Montessori with Extended Care
7:30 am – 5:30 pm – Hours as needed
Per Year
1 payment due Aug 1
$9700 $-150 $9550
Per Semester
2 payments due Aug 1 & Jan 1
$4850 $-65 $4785
Per Month
10 payments due Aug 1 thru May 1
$970 $-10 $960

For More information about a Montessori Toddler Program you can view this video:

Photos of our Montessori Toddler Classroom