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

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…

January 23, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

This week our class began getting more self-confident about their gross motor abilities. We officially have runners, and when we have runners we typically have a few extra bruises. I am so grateful for the warmer days this week. The children had such a nice time playing outside. There are so many different sensorial lessons… Read more…

January 16, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

This week our language lessons continued with pet and farm animals and their sounds. Thank you to Liam’s family for our new Find the Puppy book. It is one of our favorites. Our family books are actually always the biggest hit. The children love to share them with us and their friends, and sometimes they… Read more…

Happy New Year

From the desk of Leigh Roper

    Happy New Year When I left before Christmas I had an infant class; to my surprise, I returned to find nearly everyone walking. By far this developmental year is marked with the most milestones, and we are so lucky to get to watch them try and succeed. Henry is crawling all around the… Read more…

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