A high quality Montessori education should begin at a young age. When your
child attends an early
infant program at a Montessori school, he will have a distinct social, physical, and
academic advantage over other students when he continues on to a private
elementary school or Montessori elementary school education. Here’s
a look at some of the reasons that the Montessori approach to infant care
is so unique.
Fosters Basic Trust in the Environment and Trust in Self
The Montessori approach to early infant programs is designed to foster
two principle trusts that infants must develop: trust in the environment
and trust in self. This gives your infant the ability to adapt to his
new world, approaching it with optimism, security, and poise. He’ll
also begin to develop trust in himself, a healthy self-esteem, and the
ability to approach challenges readily.
Facilitates Movement and Sensory Perception
A Montessori school’s infant program utilizes a play area that spans
the entire room, rather than confining infants to playpens. This facilitates
movement and encourages sensory perception. The Montessori approach to
infant programs and early education focuses on the use of simple toys
that encourage the perception of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.
Offers a Conscious Introduction of Language
Montessori school educators strive to consciously introduce language through
their careful use of words, inflection, tone, and body language. The educators
in your child’s infant program will take the time to sing, talk,
and read to each child throughout the day. When both educators and infants
are active participants in infant education, infants receive a much richer
and more valuable early infant education.
If you’re interested in exploring an early infant program at a
Montessori school in Dallas, come see us at The Montessori School. We offer warm, inviting infant
programs on a full-time basis, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., for children
12 to 20 months of age, and a full-time early infant program for children
between 6 weeks and 12 months. To learn more about Maria Montessori’s
method and the Montessori approach to child education, call us today at