Infant Program (9 months-20 months)
Our Infant classroom called “Nido” is an Italian word which means “nest”. The word conveys the spirit of the Infant environment. Our goal is for Infants to develop trust with the Staff and feel comfortable in the environment. The environment is designed to encourage movement as Infants in this age group are learning to control the movement of their bodies. The Infant classroom is unique where furniture is child-sized to encourage independence and allow freedom of movement. Children in the Infant environment receive nurturing care in the hands of caring adults who make sure that health and safety is a priority.
“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us because of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future…… Let us treat them with all the kindness which we would wish to help to develop in them.”-Maria Montessori