Helping Your Infant Succeed!
The Montessori infant and toddler childcare program at Frederick Country Day Montessori & Arts School, unlike traditional daycare, is specially designed to help children succeed in every area of development. With watchful guidance from our nurturing staff, infants and toddlers are free to explore and master tasks, gaining the confidence to transition to the next developmental level.
Our spacious Montessori classroom is filled with an abundance of materials that encourage children to utilize all senses to learn more about the world. Children who participate in our Montessori curriculum make new connections in their brains with every touch, taste, sound, sight and smell.
Through active engagement infants and toddlers learn social skills as an important part of language development. Engaging children in conversation throughout the day provides comfort and abundant opportunities for language development.
Our Infant and Toddler Childcare program fosters:
Children are free to practice practical life skills, like dressing themselves, pouring a cup of water, or using the bathroom independently. Our teachers observe carefully, celebrating successes and stepping in to help whenever needed.
We adhere to the Montessori philosophy of active participation, making toilet training possible by the age of two. Our teachers contribute by:
- Telling the infant what is happening while the diaper is being changed
- Helping the older toddler successfully use the toilet independently
Our Montessori classroom is filled with an abundance of materials that encourage young children to utilize all senses to learn more about the world. Your child will become familiar with math concepts by:
- Completing puzzles
- Matching shapes
- Working with number symbols in correlation to counting
Zoology and botany are introduced to infants and toddlers both in the classroom and through nature walks where children talk with teachers about the plant and animal life they observe around them.
The Frederick Montessori & Arts School classrooms are rich with language.
- Engaging children in conversation throughout the day, giving nouns and adjectives to everything around them
- Toddlers work with sandpaper letters, to learn sounds and symbols
- Non-verbal children are taught to use sign language to communicate their needs and feelings
- Children learn to use their words rather than their bodies to express frustration
- Good manners are taught and modeled. Children learn to set the table and respect each other’s space
At Frederick Montessori and Arts we use a multi-sensory approach to awaken infants and toddlers to our exciting, diverse world.
- American Sign Language is introduced beginning with our youngest students
- Art is displayed and discussed in every room
- Toddlers use the Montessori globe while learning about the world
- Children taste foods from around the world