The Infant A Classroom is composed of children that range from 8 weeks to 12 months or until they are mobile.
The Infant B Classroom is composed of children 12 months to 18/19 months.
Our Infant class provides an environment specifically suited to the developmental needs of very young children to become more self-sufficient and capable by following the directives of Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy.
Dr. Montessori had a special vision for the very young child and we manifest this in our infant program. Materials and equipment are specifically designed to help little muscles develop coordination, helping the child gain independence and self-esteem. In the Infant classroom the teacher’s job is to closely observe the child and present appropriate activities according to the needs of the child (Sensitive Period). One of the most important roles of a Montessori Directress is to adjust to the infants’ changing needs and help infants make an easy transition from one developmental stage to another. Teachers in the infant classroom either hold a Montessori teacher’s diploma or have an early childhood background with teaching experience.