Your infant is an extraordinary being! So sensitive, so intelligent, so finely tuned to the spoken and unspoken messages that surround them. Same as you, they could never have enough love or care. They are people, just like you. Join our program as we discuss and share and reflect on this incredible person you are about to meet, and the first few months of her life. Crawling. First words. Walking.
Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur.
Dr. Maria Montessori
Learning About Your Baby
Preparation of the Home Environment
What is the “ideal environment” for the first two weeks after birth, the symbiotic period and the establishment of the preferential relationship, the period of peuperium and the four areas of the home and why we provide them? You discover all these in addition to information for environments for infants between 5 and 36 months. Your infant is sensitive to change and routine. They grow quickly and their environment needs to change to meet the their changing needs. We make every effort to prepare you to ensure consistency to help your child feel safe and comfortable.
Nursing and Weaning
Benefits of breast feeding, colostrum, the perfect food for the newborn, on demand vs. scheduled feedings, methods of feeding and nutrition. Signs of readiness to begin weaning, the sensitive period for weaning, and the psychological changes in the relationship between mother and baby during the weaning process.
Supporting Movement and Language Development
Language is one of the most obvious of the human creations. We discuss this from the point of view of the four necessities for language development, ways to support it, obstacles in that period, and its relationship to the development of movement. Possible inclusions: music, dance and sign as method of communication, brain development and the neurological construction that allows for the development of language.
Understanding Developmental Needs
Your infant’s mind is sensitive and is developing rapidly. He is eager to make new discoveries each day. The child’s nature is to aim directly and energetically at functional independence. The child’s conquest of independence begins with his first introduction to life. While they are developing, they perfect themselves and overcome every obstacle on their path. With our program you will learn a lot about the attitude of the adult and the developmental crises.