Get Directions From...
Go
Montessori on the Mall is located just off the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver in the Independence Plaza building. The building runs the entire block from 16th to 17th and Curtis to Arapahoe and is located across the street from the Clock Tower. Businesses on the 16th street side of the building are Rock Bottom Brewery, Paradise Bakery, and Tokeyo Joe's. Our suite is located at the 17th and Arapahoe entrance of the building on the Plaza level.

Get In Touch Today

Tell us a bit about yourself to get started
  Continue




Yes, please send me e-Family news for weekly parenting tips, strategies and resources from early education experts.

Admissions Process

About Our Admissions Process

Bright Horizons Montessori on the Mall

(303) 446-8916

Our Infant / Nido Program

"The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth." -Dr. Maria Montessori

The Italian word 'Nido' - meaning 'nest' - conveys the spirit of our infant environment, where each child is nurtured as a unique individual, and encouraged to explore in a beautiful, safe, and orderly space. Materials are carefully chosen for their educational purpose and sensory qualities.

These first years of life are an extraordinary period of cognitive and emotional growth, brain development, and language acquisition. Our Montessori-trained infant teachers form close bonds with the children, encouraging the development of language and body awareness through movement and exploration. Under their care, the children establish a strong sense of security and autonomy, laying a foundation for lifelong learning.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are our families.

"From that first visit, I realized this school was everything I wanted in a school. The staff is caring and they have so many safety precautions in place that helped me feel confident leaving my son there. When it’s your baby, you really need to know they’ll be safe and cared for. Bright Horizons definitely does that! "

Our Curriculum Components

“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.”
-Dr. Maria Montessori

  • Independence Babies are marvelous learners, immediately investigating the sights, sounds, and feel of the world. In our classrooms, each child develops a sense of self and learns independent skills such as using a spoon, drinking from a cup, and sleeping on a floor bed.
  • Sensory Learning Our Montessori curriculum provides infants with a safe, engaging world full of active exploration through hearing, touching, and moving as well as meaningful interactions with caregivers, books, songs, and lots of response to their vocalizations.
  • Language Foreign language, music, baby sign language, and early literacy activities enrich our infants’ daily experiences. Campus “field trips” in the baby buggy provide infants with a view of the real world via a fantastic array of outdoor sensory stimulation.
  • Individual Care and Exploration Designed for individual development at the child’s natural pace, babies feel safe and free to grow, move, and explore their surroundings. This provides an optimal opportunity to engage emerging physical, sensorial, perceptual, cognitive, and social skills.

Learning at Home

Photo Blocks

You Will Need:

Photographs of family members and friends, cleaned out small juice boxes, clear contact paper

Directions:

The juice boxes will be used as blocks. Use the contact paper to attach the photographs to the juice boxes.

Tip:

Your child can manipulate and build with these blocks; you can use them as a springboard for conversation. Say things like, "Who is this person?” and “What color hair does she have?" Older children can help make the blocks.


More Ideas