Coccinelle or Our Infant Program
Rather than use walkers, swings, pacifiers and high chairs to soothe and restrict actions of the infant; the Montessori infant environment offers a milieu of hands-on real-life experiences to develop the whole child and maximize the future potential of that human life. Growing in such an environment enables the infant by the age of one to move, speak and choose with intention, to act independently of the adult, to put order to the sensory information received, to respond using intelligent thought processes, and to function in a social community with respect for others.
Learning takes place at the very beginning in an infant's life. At The Bilingual Montessori School of Boston, our plan to help babies learn is an important part of caring for them. Infants learn differently from older children, we therefore offer them activities that are carefully tailored to their unique needs.
a) Teaching through care giving
Love is our primary focus in caring for infants. Trained caregivers who love babies will nurture and cuddle your little one when undergoing care giving activities such as feeding, diapering and holding. Talking to them will foster their language development, and smiling to them will help them learn to trust others while away from their parents or guardians.
b) Learning through exploration
Safety is our main focus when determining what materials and equipment are used to furnish our infant environment. We offer a colorful classroom, soft, easily sanitized toys, and music that will foster the infants' curiosity and creativity. At The Bilingual Montessori Schools of Boston and Sharon we accommodate the rapid changes and demands of the baby's first year and build confidence into their transition to toddlerhood.
Finally, a complete record of your infant care will be provided at the end of the day elaborating the different activities your little one participated in such as: sleeping, eating, diapering, curriculum and their favorite activity of the day etc.
"All our handling of the child will bear fruit, not only at the moment,
but in the adult they are destined to become." - (Dr. Maria Montessori)