A fun and purpose built room for ages 6 Weeks – 18 months
At this tender age, children have a great motivation to explore their environment through their senses. In this safe, clean and gentle environment, infants will be nurtured, provided with opportunities to grasp, reach, climb, and cruise, exercising both their fine and gross motor skills. They will learn the beginnings of language through modeling by teachers of object naming, being spoken to, and through song. In this multi-age setting, they will learn the beginnings of socialization with other children, be treated with love, respect and much affection.
What to Expect
Imagine your 4-month old feeding herself with a spoon. Your 18-month-old joyfully picking out his clothing and dressing himself. Your 2-year-old helping her baby sister put on her shoes. This is the power of Montessori at work in the lives of young children. Dr. Maria Montessori, the Italian educator and scientist who, more than 100 years ago, developed the system of education that bears her name, knew that during the period from birth to age 3, your child’s brain develops more rapidly than at any other time, and more learning takes place than at any other stage of development. Yet many parents don’t seek out formal education until their children have passed the toddler age. Recognizing the importance of these formative years, the Montessori approach to infant and toddlers supports starting earlier than that. In a Montessori environment, your infant or toddler will be with teachers—loving, nurturing, and rigorously trained in child development—who create peaceful, supportive, and safe environments for our youngest children. In these spaces, a child’s natural passion for wonder, curiosity, exploration, and discovery comes alive.
Source – American Montessori Society
Students enrolled at Monarch Montessori school receive an accredited Montessori education. Monarch Montessori is a member of the American Montessori Society (AMS). Our classrooms are newly renovated and outfitted with Montessori materials, allowing for the highest quality of education for our students.
Our staff is well-vetted. They are Montessori accredited and background checked. Each staff member id caring and is looking out for each student. They truly want the best for your child and will go above and beyond to help students learn.
Monarch offers a variety of enrichment activities for students to participate in. Yoga and Amazing Athletes help students stay active. The Little Petting Zoo introduces students to new animals. Music class is offered to give students exposure to the arts. We also offer educational enrichment programs such as Spanish class.
For holidays and special events, Monarch invites family members to visit and spend time with us. These events include our Trunk Or Treat, Holiday Hot Chocolate event, Parent Observations and more.
One of the hallmarks of a Montessori education is the mixed age classrooms. Older students can often be found mentoring the younger ones. They have recently mastered these skills and activities themselves, and are happy to share with others. This is something that is unique to the mixed-aged dynamic of a Montessori classroom.
Children are given plenty of opportunity to socialize with others who are of various ages, both in the classroom and on the playground. Children interacting with each other often form lasting bonds.
The Montessori Method encourage development through real life examples. Students are encouraged to learn things that will help them in their everyday lives through Practical Life Activities, such as trying new foods or cleaning up after themselves.