Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator, and innovator, acclaimed for her educational method that builds on the way children learn naturally.
She opened the first Montessori school—the Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s House—in Rome on January 6, 1907. Subsequently, she traveled the world and wrote extensively about her approach to education, attracting many devotees. There are now thousands of Montessori schools in countries worldwide.
From its humble beginnings more than 100 years ago, Montessori education has taken a firm foothold on the education landscape. In the U.S. alone, approximately 5,000 Montessori schools now serve over one million children, from infancy through adolescence. Thousands more Montessori schools exist worldwide.
Infant 1 (6 weeks - 12 months)
Our nido environment (Italian for “nest”) is created in a special way to provide infants a warm, nurturing and peaceful space to explore and absorb.
The open floor area facilitates the development of movement with stairs to climb, room for crawling and low shelves and rails to pull up on.
This program is led by a training guide and an assistant with the maximum class size of 8 infants.
Infant 2 (12-18 months)
Our Nido 2 environment is designed for infants that are beginning to walk. This program is led by a training guide and an assistant. Our Nido programs are assisted in their developmental process by stimulation of the 5 senses, encouragement of gross and fine motor control, and introduction of self-help skills at an individual pace. The guides and families work together to provide the smoothest transition possible for each child.In our Nido program we build trust with infants and toddlers.
Our Bambini environment is carefully prepared to aid the toddler in achieving independence and reaching their full potential. According to Montessori Philosophy children develop greater independence and confidence through practical life work such as food preparation, caring for an outdoor garden, and setting the table for lunch. Montessori Materials are designed to strengthen coordination, refine the senses, expand language skills and help the child develop positive work habits in a smaller supportive community.
Our Primary program, also known as Children’s House, is a 3 year cycle with each child developing their potential over the span of years, encouraged to be curious questioners that love to learn.
Each Children’s House environment incorporates the five core Montessori curriculum areas – practical life, sensorial, math, language and culture. The classrooms offer a rich environment that encourages exploration and offers opportunities for collaborative learning and understanding what it means to be a part of a community.