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Our school is located 2 blocks east of I-25 on Belleview Ave. When you take the Belleview exit, head east. When you come to the 2nd stoplight, turn left onto S. Ulster St. Immediately you will see Marina Plaza on your right hand side (white plaza building). Take the second entrance into the parking lot and you will see Winston's Pub and Grill. You should see our sign "Montessori at the Marina" right off the patio of Winston's.

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Bright Horizons Montessori at the Marina

(720) 590-4496

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

Scarf Play

You Will Need:

One or two scarves of different textures and colors

Directions:

When your baby is feeling happy and playful, lay him on his back on the floor or bed and stand or sit next to him. Take one of the scarves and wave it over your baby’s body. Hold the scarf over the baby within his reach and encourage him to reach up for it. Then, hold it off to the side and see if he can turn his body toward it. Say things like, “Where’s Michael? Peek-a-boo, there you are”; “Whee, it’s soft”; “Can you reach it? Stretch…that’s it. Yeah!”

Tip:

Let your baby get used to the feel of the scarf before you put it over his face and pick up on his cues if he doesn’t seem to like it. If he’s not interested in peek-a-boo, continue holding it over his body instead.


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