“The teacher, when she begins work in our schools, must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work.”

-Maria Montessori

Infant: 3 - 15 months

AsiyaWith a ratio of one adult to three infants, each child will receive personalized attention and age-appropriate socialization.

The infant classroom is home-like with delightful, natural materials, child-sized wooden furniture, clean surfaces, soft soothing music, and lovely plants in order for children to feel safe, cared for, and loved in their ideal home away from home.

The room is comforting and warm with care being taken to provide supportive, calm stimulation to enhance the development of the young child. The classroom focuses on two basic needs of the infant—a connected relationship between adult and child and the development of the child's growing sense of self and independence. The simplicity and aesthetic order of our infant classroom support safe discovery of the world as the child explores the environment.

The school's highly trained staff care for and respectfully respond to the needs of each infant. Staff carefully observe the children and match the classroom materials to encourage their developmental progress based on Montessori philosophy and the latest child development research. Kristie Laflamme, who enters her eighth year at Amherst Montessori School, leads the class.

The Infant program offers the following schedule choices:

  • Three, four, or five days
  • Lunch (8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), or School Day (8:15 AM-2:45 p.m.) schedule options
  • Before Care from 7:30 a.m., After Care until 5:30 p.m.