We are a small classroom with 12 infants and 3 teachers. We have a flexible schedule for the children, which is outlined below. We will happily coordinate our feeding times to your schedule if you would like to visit the classroom to breastfeed. We have several places within the school where you are welcome to feed your child. Parents may choose to use cloth diapers, and if you choose these diapers we will gladly accommodate you. Please know that the flow of communication is always open and it is important to the Infant class teachers that we are accessible to our families.
In this class, your child will learn the beginnings of Montessori lessons and work cycles, which include basic motor coordination, independence, and language development. Rather than a classroom, this is a nurturing social community where young children experience and learn to participate in a cooperative group. During their time in this class, we will gauge their interest and introduce the concept of using the potty, and help them develop other skills of independence that will prepare them to eventually transition to the older, Primary.
Children in this classroom learn to work both individually and in groups. Individual work is encouraged in the areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language development, Geography, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Art, Music, and Mathematic activities. Children must be independent with using the toilet before enrolling in the Primary class (we do not have diaper changing stations in our classroom). Our class participates in family style dining, which means that teachers encourage the children to serve themselves at the table. When you enter our classroom, look to your left! You will find my lesson plans, weekly lunch menu, snack menu, daily schedule, and a dry erase board displaying information about your child’s day! Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have about this information.