- Ages: 6 weeks to 18 months
- Infant-Teacher Ratio: 3:1
- Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:45am-11:45am
- Day House (Before & After Care): 7:30am-8:30am, 11:45am-5:30pm
The Nido (Italian for “nest”) Program serves infants 6 weeks to 18 months old. Maria Montessori believed that infants’ education begins at pregnancy. The Nido Program specializes in meeting infants’ unique needs. After birth, we embark on our path towards independence. As adults, we guide children along this path.
A Montessori environment can be considered an adaptive continuum between two basic needs of the developing infant: the bonded relationship between the adult and child on one end, and support for a growing sense of self and independence on the other. When infants are supported through a deep trust for their caregivers, they feel safe to begin exploring their own independence. We build trust with infants through honoring their individual needs and providing an empowering environment that allows for safe discoveries and skill building without excessive furniture or sensory stimulation.