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

August 28, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

The beautiful renovations to the school are complete. Thank you for your patience.  We cannot wait to have a few nice days to get to use our deck area. Miles surprised me this week as he has become increasingly faster and more coordinated. He has actually figured out how to get himself up the steps… Read more…

August 22, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

This week marks the beginning of our academic school year. We are in the midst of a large renovation project to improve the outdoor environment for our students. Along with the growth of our school, we have had welcomed two fantastic additions to our infant staff. I hope each of you have had the opportunity… Read more…

August 2, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

The school renovations have prevented us from enjoying the outdoors temporarily, but we still enjoyed a few sensory lessons. The class enjoyed playing in the water table, and painting this week. Chase and Lula Grey helped feed the fish and laughed at the fish darting all around to get food. We are excited for Lula… Read more…

July 25, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  I was so happy to be home this week. It is wonderful to come home not only miss your work, but to feel missed. Chase greeted me with a smile and a quick hug, while Lula Grey screamed “hey!” Then she ran over and hugged my legs. Miles, Elijah and Tripp always greet me… Read more…

Happy Fourth of July

From the desk of Leigh Roper

    Happy Fourth of July to each of you. I hope you are enjoying this nice long weekend. This week has been fun for our staff and the children. The Midway Fire Department visited on Tuesday. We took our class outside to enjoy watching the older children play in the water. The fine mist… Read more…

June 12, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  The infants are busy figuring out how to move. Each week I can see as they get more coordinated, and their movements are smoother. Miles and Elijah are rolling over. Miles is digging toys out of baskets after he’s moved himself across the rug. I just want to slow them down! We need to… Read more…

June 5, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  It is wonderful to see the smaller infants recognizing us in the morning. It reminds me that this is not my classroom, but the children’s classroom. Everything in this room is here for them, including our staff. We want the babies to be comfortable, secure, and confident in our care. Parents and teachers need… Read more…

May 29, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

    This week marked quite a few new milestones for our class. Our older toddlers are naming parts of the body and recognizing different colors. Our smaller infants have begun to find things that interest them and are figuring out how to get there. It is so cute to see a child struggle to… Read more…

Happy Memorial Day

From the desk of Leigh Roper

    Happy Memorial Day to those that have served and continue to serve for our country. This week marks our final four days with the older toddlers in our classroom. The new experiences and lessons that lay before them are exciting and fun. I can’t help but feel a little sense of loss. I… Read more…

May 17, 2015

From the desk of Leigh Roper

This an amazing time of the year. It is this transition time that I get particularly sentimental. It is never more unmistakable how many milestones a child has attained as when a new infant joins our classroom community. This is the point when it is evident the older students in our class are toddlers. They… Read more…

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