“The purpose of life is to obey the hidden command which ensures harmony among all and creates an ever better world. We are not created only to enjoy the world, we are created in order to evolve the cosmos.”
The Nido (Italian for “nest”) program provides quality care for a maximum of 10 infants, ages 6 weeks to 18 months. This carefully designed Montessori environment provides a warm and peaceful space where each child is nurtured by a Certified Infant and Toddler Guide and assistants.
We are aware that the infant is absorbing everything which is seen and heard into their psyche. It is of utmost importance to us that we continuously provide positive circumstances for our infants to experience. Infants are learning about their world on social, emotional, and cognitive levels. By having their physical and psychological needs met with care and love, each child experiences a true feeling of safety in which they can thrive.
The Nido classroom carefully nurtures your baby’s developing intelligence by offering increasingly more complex objects to explore and manipulate in intriguing ways. You’ll be amazed at how your child will learn by practicing certain activities and exercises.
Avant Garde Montessori School offers a simple yet well designed environment which is specifically geared to the formation of the child at their respective age levels. The children in our Nido program are assisted in their developmental process by stimulation of the 5 senses, encouragement of gross and fine motor control, and introduction of self-help skills at an individual pace. The guides and families work together to provide the smoothest transition possible for each child.
In our Nido program, we build trust with infants and toddlers. Some of the values our staff upholds are:
- consistency of attendance
- consistency in routine
- consistency in response to situations
- positive redirection of inappropriate behaviors
- gentle tones of voice
- having personal, individual encounters with each child everyday
- adults model slow calm movements and respect children’s space
We know that children learn from what they see and feel. We strive to create the best circumstances for our children to grow in. We love and nurture the children in our care.