Infant

6 weeks – 12 months

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Dr. Maria Montessori believed that every child, from birth, has a desire to learn and explore. The Montessori philosophy of “following the child” fosters the individual’s natural curiosity. Characterized by quality, order, simplicity and beauty, the specially prepared Infant Environment is designed to give your baby the freedom to learn through his senses. Our staff of trained infant caregivers will lovingly and respectfully respond appropriately to your baby’s communication of needs. Moving freely in an attractive, safe space, Montessori infants experience support for a growing sense of self and independence. Our student/teacher ratio of 3:1 allows each child to develop trust as they build a bond with their assigned caregiver. For your peace of mind, state-of-the-art technology allows you to log in with a secure password and view your baby’s activities at any time during the day. Let us share in the privilege of protecting your precious little one, while providing learning opportunities during this critical time of development.

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What are the Benefits of a Montessori Infant Environment?

Allows for Free Movement

Encourages Gross and Fine Motor Development

Fosters Language Development

Encourages Positive Attachment and Trust (affects overall adult mental health and relationships)

Teaches Care of Self

Supports Body Awareness

Teaches Care of Environment

Aids Development of Empathy

Encourages Sensory Development

Provides Educated and Responsible Observation

Supports Social-Emotional Development

Supports Interactive Play

Recognizes the Importance of Sensory Integration

Appreciates the Sensitive Periods of Development (0 – 18+months)

  • Order
  • Music
  • Language
  • Touch
  • Precise movements
  • Independence
  • Refinement of senses
  • Tiny objects
  • Good manners

 

Classroom Updates

June 12, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  The infants are busy figuring out how to move. Each week I can see as they get more coordinated, and their movements are smoother. Miles and Elijah are rolling over. Miles is digging toys out of baskets after he’s moved himself across the rug. I just want to slow them down! We need to… Read more…

June 5, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  It is wonderful to see the smaller infants recognizing us in the morning. It reminds me that this is not my classroom, but the children’s classroom. Everything in this room is here for them, including our staff. We want the babies to be comfortable, secure, and confident in our care. Parents and teachers need… Read more…

May 29, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

    This week marked quite a few new milestones for our class. Our older toddlers are naming parts of the body and recognizing different colors. Our smaller infants have begun to find things that interest them and are figuring out how to get there. It is so cute to see a child struggle to… Read more…

Happy Memorial Day

From the desk of Leigh Roper

    Happy Memorial Day to those that have served and continue to serve for our country. This week marks our final four days with the older toddlers in our classroom. The new experiences and lessons that lay before them are exciting and fun. I can’t help but feel a little sense of loss. I… Read more…

May 17, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

This an amazing time of the year. It is this transition time that I get particularly sentimental. It is never more unmistakable how many milestones a child has attained as when a new infant joins our classroom community. This is the point when it is evident the older students in our class are toddlers. They… Read more…

Happy Mother’s Day

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  Happy Mother’s Day! Thank all of you for coming our to our Salsa Night Fundraiser. Our class projects brought in $490.00, towards our outdoor environment!   This week the children have noticed our gardens taking off. Lula Grey and Talan sampled the first two strawberries. Watching them discover the strawberries on the plants is… Read more…

April 24, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  This beautiful weather is so much fun for the babies. We have been outside almost everyday using the sand table, blowing bubbles, and riding bikes. This week the children have been watering the plants and picking the lavender.  We are practicing smelling the flowers. This is a great opportunity for the children to watch… Read more…

April 17, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  The children are growing so quickly, speaking so well, and singing along with circle time. I missed these guys last week! This Saturday is our Salsa Night Fundraiser. I hope each of you have found your babysitter already. If you are in need of extra tickets, I think there are a few left. Please… Read more…

April 3, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Happy Easter Families! Wherever you may be this weekend, I hope you cherish each moment with your family. We celebrated Conrad’s first birthday with a watermelon pizza. Ms. Emili made it at home to share with the class. Conrad was so excited! We also successfully died a few Easter eggs. I was as surprised as… Read more…

March 30, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Our garden is going to be magnificent this year. Your children are the biggest helpers. They can dig in the dirt and water the plants. Needless to say, they will be getting dirty in the next few months. We have planted a couple herb gardens on our deck. The herbs not only are tasty, but… Read more…

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