Our Infant program is based on the philosophies and principles of Maria Montessori, which date back to the early 1900s. The program supports both younger and older infants in a peaceful, nurturing environment designed to support the growth and development of the whole child. We call our infant classroom “Nido” from the Italian word “nest” and is meant to convey the warmth and security of a home environment.
We welcome infants beginning at six weeks of age through 18 months, safely structuring their surroundings to accommodate infants that are non-mobile, as well as those who are beginning to walk.
A child’s early learning is geared toward order, language, movement, and independence. TMA supports that development through a variety of methods such as sensorial exploration, reading, signing, and a dialogue of gentle tones with their caregiver.
The school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm with Extended Day options available from 7:00–8:30 am and 3:30–4:30 or 6:00 pm. Our maximum group size is 8 students with 1 credentialed teacher and 2 teacher assistants.
Learn more about the mixed age classroom by clicking on the image below: