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

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…

March 20, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

      Saint Patrick’s Day lead to an introduction of the color green. The children colored, painted, and tried to use a green pepper as a stamp to make four leaf clovers. I introduced a couple new works this week, and was astonished at their ability to focus. The new works encourage language development… Read more…

March 2, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  This is a beautiful moment. I love the way Liam is just studying his shadow. Today I just want to share with you a glimpse of our day. Our classroom community truly feels like family. They nurture each other with hugs when someone is needs one. Talan will bring pacifiers to the younger children…. Read more…

February 22, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

This cold weather had us inside all week, but that didn’t slow anybody down, Henry is climbing up and down the stairs. Sweet Bradley has found it in his heart to share his favorite truck with Lula Grey. I don’t think he was too happy about the situation, but he patiently waited until she lost… Read more…

February 16, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Every day last week was packed with fun. Our friends the squirrels came to eat at our bird feeder and preformed some pretty silly tricks. The children just love to sit and watch them. Thank goodness it was warm enough to play outside in the beginning of the week. Even on cold days they ask… Read more…

February 8, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  This past week was full of fun moments and the most enjoyable community snacks. The children were trying new foods all week. We have been careful to mark anything new we have offered on the children’s daily reports. This week avocados, black raspberries, and blueberries seemed to be the children’s favorites. I plan to… Read more…

January 30, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

When we talk about toddler development, we often speak of a language explosion. That is what is going on in our classroom lately. We hear new words everyday, and our toddlers who have been walking for a little while are now showing affection. Both of these milestones are so much fun, both for you as… Read more…

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