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Montessori School Sample Site

(555) 555-5555
  • Address: Address, City, State 00000
  • Hours of Operation: M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Ages Served: Infant / Nido, Toddler / Mini, Primary, School Age

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.

"I cannot believe my daughter is drinking from a regular cup at 11 months. When you treat children with respect, demonstrate how to do things, and give them freedom to explore until they learn, children can do most things we can. Thanks Bright Horizons for all you’ve done for us."

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

Taped Voices

You Will Need:

Cassette recorder, tape, and a book, song, or poem

Directions:

Tape your voice singing, reading a book or poem, or talking to your baby. Play this tape when your baby is going to sleep, commuting in the car, or at times when you can’t be with her.

Tip:

Sing or read often to your baby while you are holding her so she will relate the sound of your voice with the warmth of your arms. Poems or books with a lot of repetition or rhyming words are best. Use a high-pitched voice or “parentese” with very young babies but try to phase out “baby talk” after about 6 months of age. Frequently say the baby’s name on the tape. This tape will help baby feel at ease when she is not with you.


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