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 2017

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Hello Montessori Family, As our infant program continues to grow, I find myself posting less frequently. I have been developing more personal relationships with our families. Each child is an individual and so very different than any other, my messages so rarely fit all of our parents. Some messages are timeless. Be patient with your… Read more…

February 2017

From the desk of Leigh Roper

This has been an eventful new year! We adore our new friend Quincy. Her sweet personality has charmed all of us. Addison Paige is insistent she wants to hold and love on her, as we all do. Rick is busy exploring our classroom and following his friends around the room. It is precious to watch… Read more…

Upcoming Thanksgiving Feast

From the desk of Leigh Roper

My favorite school community activity is next week. It is our Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast, scheduled for 11:30 Tuesday November 22. You are welcome to pick your child up and take them to join many of our Montessori Families at our amphitheater. Should you need to return to work Tuesday after the feast, you are… Read more…

September News

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Hello Families,   This Tuesday October 4, we will have Kip Beech from Middle Child Photography here to take school pictures. The Infant and Toddler Classes will be scheduled for the earliest times. Please be sure to bring children to school ready to smile.   We also have Parent Teacher Conferences scheduled for October 20-21…. Read more…

May 15, 2016

From the desk of Leigh Roper

I applaud all of you as parents. It isn’t easy to get up in the middle of the night, pack healthy lunches, wash bottles, work outside the home, and be emotionally available for your child. You make it look easy, and I know undoubtedly it’s not. This period of your child’s life passes so quickly…. Read more…

March 15, 2016

From the desk of Leigh Roper

The great weather and mild temperatures have allowed us to get outside every day this week. Please remember to apply sunscreen and bug spray each morning before school. You are welcome to send in an extra bottle of sunscreen and we can reapply if needed in the afternoon. Things are busy around here. We worked… Read more…

February 7, 2016

From the desk of Leigh Roper

    Hello parents, We have welcomed two new babies to our community, Wesley and Rockne. They are so very sweet and they are wonderful additions to our classroom. The older infants are learning to have gentle hands and are very aware and sensitive to the needs of their new friends. It seems like yesterday… Read more…

Happy Holidays 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

This Friday December 18, 2015, is our Annual Holiday Program. We are inviting all of our families and Santa Claus to join us at 8:30-9:30. Of course, our class will not performing. You are welcome to take your child to the Holiday Program, visit and take pictures with Santa Claus. Please enjoy our Community Celebration…. Read more…

Happy Thanksgiving

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  I want to wish all of our families a happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for the time and effort you made to help with our Thanksgiving Celebration. This was the first time we have ever invited our parents join us in our infant classroom for a meal. It is a wonderful memory and I think… Read more…

October 16, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Next week is parent teacher conferences. I am available before drop off, each morning with a 7:15 conference time, and each afternoon at 2:45. Please let me know if there is a morning or afternoon that works with your schedule. If this schedule doesn’t work for your family please let me know, and we will… Read more…

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