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Ruffing’s Toddler Community

Ruffing’s Toddler Community is a nurturing Montessori classroom for children ages 18-36 months. Providing a “home away from home,” our youngest children can learn and grow individually, while also participating in cooperative group play and lessons with other children. For the 14 children enrolled in our Toddler Community, each day presents an opportunity for strengthening language skills, refining gross motor skills, developing fine motor skills and encouraging independence.

The classroom is a beautifully prepared environment bathed in natural light and designed specifically for the very young child. Under the warm guidance of our Montessori-trained lead teacher and her assistant, our children engage in practical life pursuits, such as gardening, dressing, and cooking, as well as reading, puzzles, art, Spanish, music and conversation.  Independence is fostered by allowing the child to choose from a variety of activities that he or she can accomplish with success. The daily practice of these activities enhances the child’s ability to communicate with confidence, move with grace and develop self-reliance.

The Toddler Community follows an academic calendar, beginning in late-August and concluding in mid-June. We accept applications to the Toddler Community only if space is available for the upcoming year.

Toddler Half Day: 8:30 am – 11:45 am
Toddler Full Day: 8:30 am – 3:15 pm

Please contact Nital Subhas, Director of Admissions, for more information.

Ruffing Montessori School   |   3380 Fairmount Blvd Cleveland Heights, OH 44118   |   Phone: (216) 321-7571   |   Hours 8am-4pm M-F   |   After Hours Phone (216) 321-0913