Infant Program

Baby using a low shelf to pull up to standing

The Nido (Nest)

  • Ages 12 weeks – 14 Months Old
  • 2,3,4, and 5 day schedules
  • Full and Half Day
  • Umbrella Care available

A Montessori classroom for infants, sometimes referred to as “The Nido” (Italian for “nest”), accommodates non-mobile or crawling infants in a peaceful classroom environment. Here, the infant safely explores, feeling secure in the presence of loving adult caregivers. The environment includes developmentally appropriate furniture and materials.

Safety is paramount, but equipment that limits a child’s freedom of movement is avoided. Instead, specially designed furniture supports your child’s budding independence, including bars for pulling up, mirrors to reflect body movement, and a sleeping area with individual floor beds/mats, and child-sized tables and chairs rather than high chairs.