The School in the Woods Parent/Infant program serves families with children from pre-birth to 18 months of age. The Parent/Infant Community provides a warm, nurturing and stimulating environment that allows young children and their parents to learn together in a Montessori environment that is specially prepared for the developmental needs of infants, allowing them the opportunity to explore and learn. It also supports new parents and families by providing them the knowledge and support they need as they embark upon this new stage of their lives – being a parent!
One day a week parents and infants attend a 90 minute class together. The role of the parent during the class is to observe, support and encourage their child’s natural development. This weekly class gives parents a unique opportunity to sit back and actively observe their child’s developing skills. The teacher serves as a guide and model for parents and children as they explore the environment and their relationship with others. One evening a week, parents attend a 90 minute discussion session facilitated by the Parent/Infant teacher. This adults-only evening provides the parents an opportunity to learn more about the Montessori approach, discuss common parenting topics, and share questions and observations from the weekly class and family life.
Ages: birth to 18 months (as of September 1)
Parent/Infant Class: Friday mornings 8:30am – 10:00am
Parents Only Meetings: Monday evenings 6:30pm – 8:00pm