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

Happy Holidays

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Happy Holidays I can’t believe it’s already Christmas time. It has been so fun watching these babies grow. This week we sung jingle bells and played with bells. We also worked with some finger paints. Most of our crawlers are now walkers. They are so busy exploring their environment. Thank goodness it was warm enough… Read more…

December 5, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

We had a fun week last week. The children were so excited to go outside; in fact they spent a majority of their time outdoors. Montessori encourages children’s free choice to move freely between the indoor and outdoor environments. It was so nice to see this happening in our classroom. Our language works include talking… Read more…

Thanksgiving 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

    Thanksgiving is a time to think about what truly makes us thankful. It isn’t the big things that come to my mind, it is the little things. I am thankful for each moment I get to spend with these wonderful children; I am thankful for the friendships I see blossoming between them.  I… Read more…

November 16, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

I hope everyone had a chance to attend our fall festival. I enjoyed getting to visit with our families outside of school hours. This week we will celebrate two birthdays! Talan and Bradley will be turning one this week. Our students had a wonderful time enjoying the nice weather last week. I couldn’t open the… Read more…

November 7, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

This week we welcomed a new friend to our class, her name is Ryan. The children have been enjoying these fall days on the deck. I wish we could pause this time because the kids love the fall smells and breezes. I hope you get a chance to spend time outside with your children this… Read more…

October 31, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Happy Halloween! Please share your Halloween pictures with us. I would love to have a picture of each of the children dressed in costumes here in our update.   Thank you to all of you who found time last week for Parent Teacher Conferences. It is so nice to work with these precious children. Thank… Read more…

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 12, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  This week we witnessed several new milestones. It is amazing to watch a child finally get all the way across the room and discover new work. Our language lessons are going extremely well. If you have not yet sent in family photos, please remember to do so. Conrad and Christopher love their new books…. 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…

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