Infants (0-9 months)

The Infant Rooms provide a safe and loving environment for infants ages 6 weeks to 9 months old.  Our program has been specially designed to allow each baby to grow and develop at their own pace. The environment is soothing and happy with soft music playing and the smiling faces of our nurturing teachers. We provide an array of age appropriate materials which encourage the use of motor skills, independence, confidence and curiosity and help your baby grow.

We recognize that it can be difficult to leave your precious infant in the care of someone else and feel confident that he/she will receive the same level of care and nurturing that you would provide. Our experienced and well-trained caregivers are nurturing, and very attentive to the personal needs of your child and your family. Daily communication provides parents with reports on eating, diapering and napping.

Classroom Schedule and Daily Routines:
Our nurseries are not managed on a group schedule because we recognize that each baby’s needs are unique. Some families have chosen structured scheduled routines for their infants while other families prefer a more relaxed “on-demand” schedule for their baby that will allow each child to eat, sleep or play according to their own schedule.

Infants are happiest when they feel secure and their needs are being met.  This nurture-focused environment will allow your little one to build confidence and to develop trusting relationships with our caregivers.

Activities:
A child’s learning process starts at birth and the first year of life is an amazing time filled with growth and discovery. Our teachers are specially trained in the care and development needs of infants and will provide a variety of activities that will encourage your baby’s cognitive, emotional and physical development.

Visual development – children will spend time each day interacting with mobiles or toys and in tummy time and discovery play time with a loving teacher.

Auditory awareness - our teachers will ensure that your infant is introduced to the world of language by the use of nursery rhymes and songs, sounds, gestures, stories and words.

Early Language Skills: An introduction to simple baby sign language begins the development of healthy communication at an early age. Initial signs taught at this age are common simple ones such as “more”, “eat”, “drink”, “help”, “bottle/milk”, “bed” and “book”.

Enrolling fewer infants into our program allows us to give each child an extra measure of attention they need. The Montessori philosophy is an outstanding opportunity and starting off at such a young age prepares them even more for their pre-school years.