Our “Casa de Bambini” program, designed for children 12 months through 20 months of age, is premised on the observation that though children are small in stature, they are immense in mental ability and eager to use it.
The Montessori Infant environment stresses the importance of freedom of movement. The infants are free to move and stretch without restriction. Through movement the infants become more aware of their bodies and are able to develop coordination and dexterity without inhibition. You will notice that there are no "play pens" in our Infant classroom. We take great care in setting up a "whole room play area" which enables the infant to explore a wide range of materials, textures and objects for tactile and visual stimulation.
Language development is also an integral part of the Casa de Bambini program. A teacher's role is to consciously introduce language through the use of words, inflection, tone and body language. Infants gather their first understanding of the world, and thrive, through this interaction.
We understand that many of the strongest, deepest and longest lasting impressions are formed early on, and we are committed to making this first experience one that is filled with warmth, love and care.