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

October 19, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday and Friday. If you have not yet signed up for a time, please check the sign up form on Jessica’s desk. We have witnessed so many milestones this past month. Our class is growing stronger and more confident every day. I can’t wait to meet with all of our parents…. Read more…

October 5, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

As the weather seems to be getting cooler, please remember to send in a couple warmer outfits for your children. If we have clothing that allows them to be comfortable, we still take the babies outside to enjoy the cooler air and experience the smells of fall. Student Individual and Sibling Pictures are scheduled for this… Read more…

September 28, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

This past week has been miraculous. Our classroom has found a sense of community. Our newer students are starting to become more interested in their peers and the work around the room. This week, I introduced several new lessons, and the children were captivated. We are fortunate to have our amazing staff. Without their support,… Read more…

September 21, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Hello parents and families, Wow what a nice week we have had. It seems like everyone is finally getting over this little virus. Today everyone is happier more content, engaged in work, and eating better. We enjoyed playing outside this morning and have replaced one of our circle time songs with the “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”… Read more…

September 7, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Our class enjoyed being outside again this week. The temperatures have been a bit cooler and we have spent more time enjoying the sand table and the sensorial experiences of being outdoors. Our little friends seem to love the light breezes and our older children are experimenting with their vestibular senses. I have seen Alex… Read more…

Happy Labor Day Weekend

From the desk of Leigh Roper

    We are excited to welcome another new friend to our class, Liam. He is exploring  the classroom environment and his friends.  All of the children are really enjoying our circle time. We sing a song to welcome everyone each day, and help the children learn each other’s names. We are working on the… Read more…

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

From the desk of Leigh Roper

I can’t believe how quickly this summer has flown by us. We are excited to start our new school year this week. We have welcomed a few new friends, and watched a couple graduate to Miss Regi’s Class. It amazes me how many milestones we get to witness in such a short period of time…. Read more…

June 27, 2014 -Summer Update

From the desk of Leigh Roper

It is so wonderful to be back from my trip and see how quickly everyone changes. I was away for one week and Christian is walking steadily, Clara is talking up a storm, Riley is into creative play, Alex is climbing stairs, Alaina is just about to take a couple steps, Lula Grey’s movements have… Read more…

May 23, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

What an amazing school year full of growth and milestones. Ms. Rachel and I have been so delighted to be part of your children’s lives. Some of our friends will get to stay with us a little longer, and I am very happy about that. It is hard to be such a big part of… Read more…

May 16, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  Our new language lessons are going so well. The children really enjoy Christian’s family book. I’m excited to introduce Riley and Clara’s books on Monday. We are also working on animals and animal sounds, learning our classmate’s names, and parts of the body. We all love this weather, especially after the rain yesterday.  … Read more…

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