Nido Classroom (Infant Program)
Patience Montessori School has created a special Nido program (In Italian, nido means “nesting” which appropriately connects to the theme in the classroom). We try our best to meet the needs of the parents because we understand that every parent has certain views about the different aspects of childcare, and what is most beneficial to their child. Our unique curriculum not only offers excellent basic care, but also has several additional features, which makes it an enriching program for our youngest students.
We help parents to make a smoother transition for their children in new child care arrangements. (During the child’s first week we recommend the parent to spend some time with the child to ensure smooth transition.)
We issue daily reports, which relay when all the feedings and activities took place. The child’s general mood disposition is also recorded for your knowledge.
Activities for Infants
GROSS MOTOR – At this stage in life, young babies are developing at a very fast pace. Infants need a lot of gross motor activities to help develop and fine-tune gross motor skills. We offer several developmental activities for the children.
- Kickball – Helps to produce movements of the legs as well as the hands.
- Turning and changing position – Helps to produce movement in the large muscle groups.
- Offer objects at a reasonable distance – helps to produce movement in small muscle groups and also requires concentration skills.
- Crawl games – Any game which helps to stimulate the crawling mechanisms of the baby.
- Physical stimulation – To achieve simple body movements for mobile infants.
INTELLECTUAL STIMULATION – Interaction by verbal exchanges, playing music, making various noises, exploring objects for size, shape, color, texture, movement, position and sound. Hiding objects for seek and find and motion games, which include clapping, singing, etc.
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT – Interaction with familiar people, reassuring and nurturing at all times, close attention to pertinent activities, verbal communication and approval, slow, simple and non-threatening competitive games.
LANGUAGE -Play with dolls and verbalize body parts (i.e. nose, ears, mouth, etc.), make noises during all interactions, name all objects consistently and constantly, give meaning when introducing new words, name body actions, read books, and look at pictures and interact with many finger plays.
SELF-AWARNESS – Help facilitate bottle holding, finger foods, picking up small objects, learning to creep, crawl and walk.