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Montessori Country School

Parent-Infant Program

Our Parent/Infant program serves families with children from birth to 18 months of age.  The Parent/Infant community provides a warm, nurturing, and stimulating environment that allows children and parents to learn together in a Montessori environment designed specifically for the development of infants.

The class is held one day a week for two hours. During this time, the role of the parent is to observe their child working in a Montessori environment. Parents will work side by side with a trained guide to help support their children’s natural development.  Parents will be provided with observation journals and guidance on how to observe their children daily.  During class, we will discuss observations and any questions that arise with the Montessori guides and other parents.We will also have group discussions on topics pertaining specifically to the young child; some of those topics will include:

  • Development of Language
  • Development of Movement
  • Development of Independence
  • Nutrition and First foods
  • Toilet Learning
  • Positive Guidance
  • Healthy sleep routines
  • The hand as the instrument of the brain
  • Positive attachments
  • Preparing the home environment

Our goal in creating an Infant/Parent program is to provide a space where infants and parents gather to create a community built on education and support.  We are so excited to be offering this new program!


“The study of child psychology in the first years of life opens to our eyes such wonders that no one seeing them with understanding can be deeply stirred.  Our work as adults does not consist in teaching, but in helping the infant mind in its work of development” – Maria Montessori

Class Size: Limited to 10 families

Age: birth – 18 months w/parent or caregiver

Schedule: Monday 8:45-11

10-week sessions offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring