Montessori for Infants and Toddlers
Better than Childcare
Your child has a once in a lifetime opportunity to absorb
information from the environment, like a sponge. That’s why
Montessori for infants and toddlers is more than just childcare:
we provide children with the ideal environment to make the
most of this irreplaceable period of time.
Our Infant environment embodies Maria Montessori’s vision of
a “Nido” or nest. They are peaceful, loving places where babies
can explore and feel secure. Teachers speak in gentle tones,
the daily pace is unhurried, and décor is understated and
homelike. Each child in our care is an individual to be nurtured
with affection and respect. As is customary for Montessori
environments, every detail is selected with the child’s whole
development in mind.
Our infant room welcomes children as young as 6 weeks of
age. Our prepared environments have developmentally
appropriate material and activities that support the child through
each stage of infant growth. Because we “follow the child,” we
provide a variety of environments where infants can explore
based upon her curiosity and mobility, not just her age.
Montessori for Toddlers = Optimal Early Learning
Dr. Montessori discovered that during the toddler time, a young child has a special aptitude
for learning certain things:
- He or she is especially sensitive to order – and we build on that interest to
establish good habits that last a lifetime.
- He or she is able to absorb language from his environment – learning even big
words easily and with pleasure – and becomes happier as he learns the words to
express his needs, rather than needing to resort to crying or tantrums.
- He or she is eager to learn to take care of himself, to become independent – and
we guide him to learn how to do things by himself, thereby developing his
budding sense of self-efficacy.
Enrolling your child in a Montessori toddler program, rather than at a childcare
center, has many benefits. Here are just a few for you to consider:
- A positive toilet learning experience. Done the Montessori way,
almost all children can be diaper free soon after starting in our
- Fewer toddler struggles. Montessori toddlers learn how to actually
do things by themselves, making family meals more fun, and getting
out of the house easier.
- A child who learns to play happily by himself. Montessori toddlers
learn to play independently. You may be surprised how your 2-year-old
can occupy himself happily, without your constant attention, no TV
- A huge spurt in language capability. Many parents report that their
children’s vocabulary increased dramatically within a few months of
joining our program. Better language skills = more fun interactions with
your child, and fewer tantrums caused by not being understood!