Infant & Ones Program 2019-06-27T13:54:42-04:00

Our Infant and Ones Program for children aged six weeks to two years old provides a safe, nurturing environment for children to do what comes naturally to them – explore and learn about their surroundings!

The focus of this program is to encourage exploration of the environment to develop strong coordination skills. Our enriching activities and materials have been specifically selected to promote language development and independence.

Program Goals

Through a combination of individual lessons, outdoor activities, and enhancement classes (such as Spanish, sign language, music, etc), our Infants and Ones program is designed to focus on the holistic development of each child. Activities and lessons are designed to encourage exploration of the environment and to promote the development of important skills, including:

  • Language Development
  • Cooperative Play and Social Skills
  • Concentration
  • Coordination and Physical Skills
  • Independence

The focus of our teachers is to monitor important developmental milestones and to work closely with parents to establish a truly individualized program for each child.

As children approach their second birthday, the teachers begin to prepare them for the transition into the Toddler Twos room by mimicking the schedule and presenting lessons that will facilitate their move. Teachers also visit the Twos room frequently with the older ones to familiarize them with the environment. Once children transition, the lessons and activities are a natural extension to the lessons presented in the Ones room.

Outdoor play is also an important component of each day. Children enjoy a dedicated toddler space on our deck area with a variety of activities designed to enhance gross motor skills. Our infants also get to enjoy the outdoors as they stroll around the grounds in a secure pushchair!

 

    Teachers and Caregivers

    Our teachers provide a safe and loving environment for our children to explore and enjoy. With a maximum of 10 students with two to three teachers (including one Montessori certified teacher), each child’s safety, development, and contentment receives consistent attention.

    All caregivers are trained in SIDS prevention, CPR and First Aid, and maintain safety-related training throughout the year.

    Additionally, because of the young age of children in this program, the lead teacher in the room is available via text throughout the day. Parents often get surprised by photos of their children reaching an important milestone or completing a complex task!

     

    Click on the following link to meet the infants and ones teachers and caregivers.

    For parents currently enrolled in this program, please access your MemberHub account for updates on classroom activities, photos, calendar of events, and important announcements.

    Modified Schedule

    In response to health concerns caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the school is temporarily closed.

    Our anticipated opening date is May 18. Please visit the headings below for more information.

    News & Updates
    Latest news related to our COVID-19 closure

    Frequently Asked Questions
    General FAQs

    Distance Learning
    Links to our online educational resources and classes

    Prospective Families
    We are currently offering tours via phone and Zoom conference. Please email us at info@montessoricenter.org or call (919) 303-3636 between 9am and 1pm to arrange a time!

    We look forward to seeing everyone in person soon!

    The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are working as if I did not exist.” – Dr. Maria Montessori