Cathedral Hill Montessori School

"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment." – Dr. Maria Montessori

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Infant

Welcome to our Parent Infant Community!

Cathedral Hill Montessori School offers an ongoing Parent Infant program which is held each season for 7-week sessions. The Parent Infant Community’s current series, Birth to Crawling, is open to infants between 6 weeks and 14 months (non-walking) and their parents or caregivers. Our class series meets on Fridays.

“Education begins at birth” -Dr. Maria Montessori 

The Parent Infant Community class is set in a Nido, (“nest” in italian) – a special environment just for infants and their parents. All of the furniture and materials in the Nido are carefully chosen and designed to aid in the development of the infant’s movement, coordination, language and cognitive skills. Infants are given the opportunity to exercise their independence by exploring this environment and all it has to offer. Parents observe, support, and encourage the natural development of their child, while sharing and growing in their role as their child’s first teacher!

The Parent Infant Community is led by an experienced, Montessori-trained teacher who serves as a guide and model for parents and infants while offering practical examples of how to apply Montessori principles in the home. The class also serves as a forum for parents to share and exchange information with each other. Through discussion and observation with the Guide and one another, parents and caregivers gain valuable insight regarding their infant’s path of development. Each session features an overview and discussion of a topic pertaining to infant development and whole child parenting. Topics may include:

  • Setting up the optimal home environment
  • Language development
  • Development of movement – fine and gross motor skills
  • Diapering / Toileting
  • Montessori philosophy
  • Personality development
  • Mobiles, Music, Toys, and Play
  • Nursing, Nutrition, and Weaning
  • Sensitive periods
  • Encouraging independence

Each class group is limited to 6 parent/infant couples, so please register early! Please call ahead for availability, 651-222-1555. To complete the registration for our Parent Infant Community classes, mail or deliver the registration form with a check payable to Cathedral Hill Montessori School before the first class of the session. The cost is $145 per 7-week session.

Spring 2017 Parent Infant Class, Fridays from April 14th – May 26th, 9:00-10:30am

 

We look forward to an upcoming session with your family!