Infant at an accredited Montessori preschool in Mission Viejo
The optimal infant program is a home away from home. A place where parents can feel secure that their child will be loved, nurtured and most importantly “listened to.” Montessori caregivers observe and then respond. You will usually find one caregiver on the floor with the children watching, listening and communicating rather than a flutter of movement above.
The learning environment responds to the basic needs of infants by holding and nurturing but also by encouraging independence and exploration. A monthly thematic curriculum is implemented which includes process art, music and sensory exploration.
"The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth."
- Maria Montessori