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Daily 9:00am - 12:00pm, September - June

The perfect first step in the transition between home and school, The Young Children's Community is a half-day program designed for toddlers approximately 15 months to 3 years old. With a maximum group size of 6 children, the toddlers get to experience living in a community of others under the gentle guidance of a trained Infant/Toddler Montessori Teacher. Our mornings include lots of outdoor time, preparing and sharing a wholesome organic snack together each day, and engaging in a wide variety of hands-on Montessori activities geared specifically to the needs and interests of this unique age group, focusing on skills such as concentration and independence, movement, art, language, self-care and environmental stewardship.  Artists, musicians, yoga teachers and other amazing members from the local community are frequently invited to the school to share their talents with the children.

Currently, The Nest's Young Children's Community has 3 enrolment options: 2 mornings, 3 mornings, or 5 mornings per week. Please visit our Enrolment page to learn about the admissions process.

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Weekly, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A weekly gathering for babies from birth to approximately 12 months old, along with a parent or caregiver, Nestlings is a relaxed and inviting place for parents to connect while spending time with their little one in a peaceful, baby-centred environment. Always positive and supportive, Nestlings is facilitated by a Montessori Infant/Toddler teacher and gives parents the opportunity to learn more about the Montessori philosophy, gentle parenting strategies, and simple and subtle observation and interaction techniques that help make parenting a joyful and rewarding experience.

The Nestlings group is scheduled to begin in September, 2017. Please visit our Enrolment Page for ways to stay up-to-date on the application process.