No one can be free unless he is independent. Little children, from the moment they are weaned, are making their way toward independence.
Maria Montessori developed a unique concept of education focusing on the child, utilizing a system of manipulative materials based on her observations of how the child interacted with the world. With this Montessori Method, we view the child as a new being in the process of self-creation.
One World’s Infant Community provides an environment specifically suited to the developmental needs of very young children to become more self-sufficient and capable by following the directives of Dr. Montanaro and Dr. Montessori’s philosophy. Dr. Montessori had a special vision for the very young child, and we manifest this in our Infant Community program. Here children 12 to 30 months learn to care for themselves and interact with one another and their environment in an atmosphere of loving support and respect. Materials and equipment are especially designed to help little muscles develop coordination, helping the child gain independence and self-esteem. Special attention is given to the development of expressive and comprehensive language skills. Parents are given ample opportunities for individual and group instruction during this exciting time of accelerated growth.
|7:30 – 8:30 am||Children in classroom exploring materials and observing adults set up|
|8:30 – 10:30||Work time|
|10:30 – 11:15||Morning walk and playground activity|
|11:15 – 12:15 pm||Lunch and clean up|
|12:15 – 12:30||Story time|
|12:30||Half day children go home|
|12:30 – 2:45||Nap time|
|2:45 – 3||Wake-up|
|3||School day children go home|
|3 – 3:30||Work time and snack|
|3:30 – 4||Playground activities|
|4 – 5:30||Day care, stories, and activities|