The American Montessori Campus infant program is committed to promoting quality infant care for children from six weeks to 12 months, based on these key concepts:
- The aim of the infant program is to foster the development of basic trust and to assist in the normal development of the personality.
- Basic trust develops in an environment where people respond appropriately to the infant’s communication of needs to be loved, respected, and accepted.
- Infants learn through their senses. They learn by watching and moving freely. Freedom to move is essential to the development of the infant’s potential.
- The infant is considered as a whole person and is affected by the quality of holding and feeding, as well as the quality of physical care.
- Learning, which leads to independence, occurs when infants participate in their daily routines of care.
- Infants must be spoken to in the language with which they will communicate.
Infant Program Objectives
- A flexible sequence of routines and activities that reinforce the rhythmic patterns of activities of individual infants– not a rigid schedule
- Human growth and development
- Observational skills to assist the development of each child
- Preparing responsive environments to meet the infant’s developmental needs
- Respecting daily routines and incorporating them into the infant’s curriculum
- Both verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- A flexible sequence of routines and activities that reinforce the rhythmic patterns of activities of individual infants– not a rigid schedule Respecting the environment as a resource for the infant’s development
- Taking responsibility to assist and protect the infant’s development
- Variety of interesting objects– to look at, explore, and experience– designed to meet the developmental stages and sensitive periods of infants
To schedule a free tour of our facilities and register for American Montessori Campus’ Infant Program, contact us today.