Toddler (18 months - 2.8 years)

Tanglewood School’s youngest students develop extraordinary physical independence in a spacious well-designed classroom through work and play, learning ways to communicate as they begin to make sense of the world around them. Our Toddler students learn to dress and feed themselves and as they build confidence, are eventually able to use the toilet independently. We enjoy hearing little voices proudly exclaim, “I did it myself!” throughout the day in our Toddler classrooms.

Toddler program staff are trained in Early Childhood Education and Montessori Pedagogy, reaching a maximum 5:1 student to teacher ratio.

Why Tanglewood for your Toddler?

  • Specially prepared environment where everything is toddler sized (including toilets and sinks) so that children can explore with confidence and gain independence
  • Focused attention on fine and gross motor movements through activities like sorting, stacking, counting, matching, sequencing, pouring, transferring, sweeping, and cleaning
  • Age appropriate and nutritious meals
  • Natural tree-lined play area for toddlers to explore outdoors twice a day for at least two hours
  • Intentional freedom given to toddlers so that they can work independently and take pride in the process they’re a part of, preparing them for the next step to Casa
Our Toddler Educators are trained in Early Childhood Education and Montessori Pedagogy, reaching a maximum 5:1 student to teacher ratio

Casa (2.8 years – 5.5 years)

In Tanglewood School’s Casa classroom, our students build upon the independent learning and discovery they learned in our Toddler program. Through the Montessori Curriculum and additional specialty subjects, our Casa students learn independence, responsibility, and respect for others with the guidance of our Montessori teachers.

Our Casa program staff are trained in Early Childhood Education and Montessori Pedagogy, reaching a maximum 8:1 student to teacher ratio.

Why Tanglewood for your Casa Child

  • Our goal is to assist your child in developing a rapport with their environment and to provide them with support as they develop physical, social and intellectual independence.
  • “Help me to do it myself” is the teaching philosophy imbedded in our classrooms where children learn through hands-on experience and teachers “teach by teaching, not by correcting”.
  • Our qualified Educators follow each child’s interest, presenting carefully designed lessons and materials either one-on-one or in a group as your child is ready.
  • Your child will be given the freedom to make choices about their work, where they would like to work within the classroom and with whom.
  • Our prepared environment is natural and aesthetically pleasing with careful consideration given to each item; from the size of of the brooms and dustpans to the colours of the blocks that entice your child.
  • Our outdoor space is an extension of our classroom providing opportunities for your child to connect with nature, where plants and animals become a part of your child’s daily life.
Our Casa student to teacher ratio is 8:1 with a maximum of 16 students per class

Specialty Subjects

Our Specialty Subjects provide an extension to the Montessori curriculum that stimulate even our youngest children by allowing them to explore their creative outlets.

Our specialty classes encourage self-expression through creative and critical thinking

Camp Tanglewood

We know that summer and March Break can be difficult for families trying to make temporary arrangements for their children, which is why we offer fun and educational camps! Our camps are full of adventure and feature weekly themes the kids always enjoy. Some of our activities include: gardening, insect study, waterplay, sports, drama, crafts, science, baking, and cooking.

Camp Tanglewood offers fun and educational camps during summer months and March Break for children 18 months to five and half years of age

Before and After School Care

Tanglewood School happily offers before and after school care to make picking up and dropping off your child a less stressful part of your day. Our before school care starts at 7:30 am and our after school care runs from 3:30 pm until 6:00 pm. This is an extension of the safety and comfort of our school program and is an opportunity for children to enjoy indoor and outdoor games with their friends at Tanglewood School.

We provide extended care for our students from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm for no additional charge