Our Infant and Ones Program for children aged 6-weeks to 2 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.
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
- Coordination and Physical skills
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 push chair!
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.