In our Toddler level, children participate joyfully in purposeful tasks, such as slicing bananas or tending the garden. They develop the skills needed to foster independence and care for themselves and each other. The environment is rich in opportunities to move with balance and control as well as lessons in art and music. The child’s development of self-confidence and understanding that he or she is part of a community are fostered. The children work together at tasks such as setting the table for snack or dressing for the outdoors. They gather as a community to play musical instruments, sing nursery rhymes, or listen to stories. Once the child has shown readiness, usually around age 3, they move into the Primary Program.