The goals of our infant program are to foster the development of trust and to assist in the natural development of the young child’s personality. We know that trust develops in an environment where people respond attentively to the infant’s needs to be loved and accepted. In addition to needing love and nurturing, infants also thrive in an environment that promotes their strong, natural need and desire to learn.
How exactly do infants learn? Infants learn by touching and responding to gentle touch, and by moving freely as they interact with their surroundings. The freedom to move and explore is essential to any infant’s development. Whether they are enthusiastically manipulating an interesting toy, quietly exploring the secrets of a mirror, scurrying about, or calmly enjoying a song, infants grow and learn emotional and intellectual independence through movement.
“The greatness of the human personality begins at birth.”
— Maria Montessori