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6 weeks - 18 months

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Infants: (6 weeks to 12 months)

Our infant environments embody 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.

This is a period of phenomenal physical and mental growth for young infants. The first three years are fundamentally important in the development of a child’s potential and subsequently, great care is taken to provide an environment where the attention is provided to physical development as well as to what Montessori refers to as a ‘spiritual embryo’. This is when the child’s intelligence takes form and he begins to develop his personality through the interactions in his environment as he acquires his culture and language. Our Infant program welcomes children from 6 weeks to 12 months. It provides an environment that caters to the needs of the infants in fostering their psychomotor development, physicalindependence and language development.

Infants: (12 months to 18 months)

During the 12 to 18 month period, the infants have started to stand and walk and need an environment that is suited to their developmental needs. Our infant program for this age group is dynamic and meets the child where his needs are. The environment is prepared to offer opportunities for the infant community to practice and gain strength in their newly acquired skills and develop their intellectual and social personality in a safe and warm setting. This a period of great engagement for the child as the core of his personality is being formed and we see him emerge as a social being with a spirit that is purely his own. Our teachers are highly trained in this area and serve an important role in providing a high-quality program that nurtures these needs of the child in a safe and secure setting.

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