Imagine out-of-home care for your infant that you can view as positive and progressive, rather than a drawback in today’s society. We did, and we set out to achieve it.
Studies have repeatedly shown a direct correlation between physical and mental development. As a result of these observations, we have created a beautiful, spacious environment that is custom designed for infants. They enjoy freedom of movement in which to discover and interact with their surroundings. This freedom of movement, along with activities that develop and enhance gross motor skills; like grasping, reaching, and climbing, is what makes a Montessori infant classroom stand out from the rest. The teachers know when to step in to assist and when to step back and let the children discover on their own.
Language development is an essential part of the Montessori Infant program. The teachers introduce language through the use of words, inflection, tone, and body language. Infants gather their first understanding of the world through these types of interaction. Sign language is introduced to the infants as soon at they begin the program. This allows the child to learn the hand-signal for common words and wants in order to get their needs met before they are able to speak.
Our lead teachers are either AMS (American Montessori Society) or AMI (Associates Montessori International) certified Infant and Toddler professionals, with an in-depth comprehension and understanding of the young child's needs and development. Close communications between home and school are fundamental aspects of our community.
Above all else, we work hard to create a warm, nurturing, and loving atmosphere for the infants in our care with materials and staff that aid in their development. We treat every child with respect and as the unique individual that they are.
Infant Environment (6 weeks - 18 months):
The Colorado State Teacher:Student ratio is 1:5.
SMS has a ratio of 1:3.3 with a group size of 10
5 Full Day 8:00-3:30 $1,542/Month
4 Full Day 8:00-3:30 $1,435/Month
5 Day AM 8:00-12:00 $1,042/Month
4 Day PM 8:00-12:00 $955/Month
5 Day PM 12:00-3:30 $978/Month
4 Day PM 12:00-3:30 $892/Month
Before Care 7:30-8:00 $55/Month
After School 3:30-5:45 $200/Month