Infant

Ages 6 weeks to 18 months
  • Nurturing and encouraging caregivers

    Our caregivers love what they do and take great pride in providing a warm and loving environment for your little one.  They encourage developmental milestones to foster self-confidence, independence, coordination, focus and concentration. The infant program is well-rounded, fostering your child’s innate desire to learn.    

    It’s important at this age to let each child eat, sleep, or play according to his or her own natural timetable. Separate, quiet sleeping rooms help promote healthy sleep habits. Age appropriate materials help your child grow and develop to his or her full potential, making the most of those critical early learning years.

  • "The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator.”~Maria Montessori
  • Areas of focus

  • Health and safety

    Your top priority is making sure your baby is healthy, safe and happy. It is ours as well. Our team and the environment is prepared with that in mind.

    Love and security

    A trusting bond is formed with your child’s nurturing primary and secondary caregivers who attend to his or her emotional and physical needs.

  • Social interaction

    Simply being in the presence of “someone like me” sets the foundation for interpersonal connection.

    Daily individual lessons

    Caregivers lead one-on-one lessons that focus on special developmental areas including cognitive, social, language, motor, sensory and practical life.

  • Independence

    The Montessori philosophy to “follow the child” encourages exploration, self-awareness, and self-care.

    Parent communication

    Consistent and thorough communication, including daily emails about your child’s day, helps you stay informed and involved in your child’s care.

  • Freedom of movement

    Floor time, tummy time, a climbing area and tunnels encourage physical and cognitive development.

    Respect for the child

    Every child deserves respect, to be treated as an individual and to be understood.

  • Partners in your child's care

    The ratio of children to adults is never more than four to one, which is a step above state standards. A “primary care giver” is designated to monitor your child’s schedule and communicates accomplishments, tendencies, and concerns to you on a daily basis.

    We firmly believe in open and thorough communication between the caregiver and the home to provide the best possible care. We will send you daily emails highlighting your child’s activities each day and one or more photos of your child’s experiences. Our parent access video cameras allow you to view your child’s progress throughout the day.

  • Classroom

    A warm setting has been specially designed to help your child feel safe and secure while providing freedom of movement and gentle stimulation of the senses. All equipment and toys are sanitized several times a week in our state-of-the-art machines to prevent the spread of germs.

    Food is refrigerated and then heated in a microwave or bottle warmer as necessary. Each child has his or her own sleeping area and all items such as bottles, pacifiers, diapers, sheets, and so on are labeled and stored separately.

  • Schedule

    Our infant schedule is adjusted to your child’s individual needs for comfort, care, eating, changing and napping. Developmental activities hone sensory and motor skills. Each child spends time interacting with mobiles or toys and in “playtime” with a loving adult and working on tummy time. Simple songs, finger plays, and stories are part of the day. Children are taken outside for fresh air as long as the weather is appropriate.

  • Baby yoga & Baby signs

    Little ones love baby yoga which strengthens core muscles and improves strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Through yoga, your child will develop body awareness and motor, socialization and coordination skills.

    Your child will also benefit from baby sign language which enhances brain development. It helps children communicate needs, feelings, and desires to the adults around them. Research shows that it helps children begin talking earlier, develop bigger vocabularies, and even exhibit enhanced cognitive abilities.

  • Your child's next phase

    As your child approaches 18 months of age we will begin arranging visits to the toddler room to ease the transition to this new and exciting stage of development. Some children may be ready for the greater social interaction of the toddler program sooner while others may need the security of the infant program longer.

    As always, our thoughts will be shared with you, the parents, as we work together to make the best choices for your child.

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