Nido Program

Boy in the Nido Program

Our Nido Program (Italian for nest) serves infants from 6 weeks of age to 18 months. Maria Montessori believed that education as an “Aid to Life” begins from the period of pregnancy. Our Nido program specializes in meeting infants’ and parents’ unique needs, and offers parents information on how to give your child the best education from birth. Infants begin their path toward independence in our Montessori Infant Community. The adults are responsible to guide children along this path and every moment is a learning opportunity. At each stage in development, we must meet children’s needs to maximize their developmental interests and potential. Infants in our Nido program are given freedom to move, eat, sleep, and communicate at will, guided by special materials and furniture to facilitate this development. Each family works with the Head Teacher to formulate an individual plan for feeding, rest, toileting, and activities. As infants’ interest in communication and movement grows, they begin to seek a broader environment for stimulation and become ready to join our toddler community.

Cute baby with yellow hat