Infants & Toddlers - Walking to 3 Years - Il Nido dei Bambini

"Help me to do it by myself..." Dr. Maria Montessori

A time of amazement... A time to explore... A time to speak... A time to grow independent...


The Infant & Toddler program, for children ages 3 months to 3 years, takes advantage of the toddler's natural drive to act independently. Learning to care for themselves, others and their environment as well as refining their emerging fine and gross motor skills are the primary focus of this class. Classroom materials are always high quality, attractive, safe, and accessible. The atmosphere is safe , gentle and loving which puts both children and parents at ease and make for a relaxed learning environment. After their Infant & Toddler year, children join our Primary program.


Students in this classroom work in all areas of the Montessori curriculum including Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, and Math. They learn care of self, care of the environment and how to care for others. They are expanding their vocabulary skills immensely and beginning to learn their sounds as they are in their sensitive period for language. They learn their colors and numbers and spend much of their time in exploration of the environment around them through exploration of rich materials and exciting learning opportunities prepared by the directress.

A day in the life of a toddler...

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