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

June 27, 2014 -Summer Update

From the desk of Leigh Roper

It is so wonderful to be back from my trip and see how quickly everyone changes. I was away for one week and Christian is walking steadily, Clara is talking up a storm, Riley is into creative play, Alex is climbing stairs, Alaina is just about to take a couple steps, Lula Grey’s movements have… Read more…

May 23, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

What an amazing school year full of growth and milestones. Ms. Rachel and I have been so delighted to be part of your children’s lives. Some of our friends will get to stay with us a little longer, and I am very happy about that. It is hard to be such a big part of… Read more…

May 16, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  Our new language lessons are going so well. The children really enjoy Christian’s family book. I’m excited to introduce Riley and Clara’s books on Monday. We are also working on animals and animal sounds, learning our classmate’s names, and parts of the body. We all love this weather, especially after the rain yesterday.  … Read more…

May 8, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  Tomorrow is The Annual MSPI Kite Day, 11:00 at the Litchfield Inn. Please try to make this event. It is a wonderful day at the beach and we should have beautiful weather too. I will pack to stay the entire day because my children never want to leave when they have their friends there… Read more…

May 2, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

This week has been so much fun. We have two new students join our class, Lula Grey and Riley. Our children have the most beautiful lunches. Way to go parents! I know how much planning packing lunches everyday requires. It is a wonderful gift to give your children. They cannot choose the food you provide. It… Read more…

April 17, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  This week beautiful Alaina has officially joined our class. She has had so much fun chasing after the older babies. It is a blessing to finally have her here with us. After spring break we welcome Rostan’s new baby sister, Lula Grey, and Riley. I know, Dylan is excited to have a friend close… Read more…

April 11, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Today I was so excited to find the replacement canopy for our deck that Jami, Jericho, and Christian Gause purchased. Thank you so much! The ice storms this winter had torn our canopy to shreds.  The room has been filled with giggles as the children are developing friendships. It is a wonderful sound. Christian is… Read more…

April 4, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Our garden is planted; our sugar snap peas and green beans are sprouting. Dylan and her family gave our class a basil plant, a sage plant, two lavender plants, and a gift certificate to get some strawberry plants. Thank you. I know the children will enjoy the smells and tastes of the plants. It is… Read more…

March 28, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

  We are busy working on a few new language works. The children are really interested in opening containers and placing objects inside them, which is a fine motor skill and also helps develop the concepts of inside, empty, and full. We are working on animals and their sounds, colors, and parts of the body…. Read more…

March 14, 2014

From the desk of Leigh Roper

Thursday and Friday are parent teacher conferences. If you have not yet scheduled a time, please text or call me. It is fascinating to watch these children; I am so privileged to get to spend this time with them. This week has been full of milestones. Wednesday, Alex made it all the way through the… Read more…

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