Be a partner in your child's development.


3 - 23 months


Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Program Year

Begins February 2019

Parent-Infant Community

The Parent-Infant Community introduces the Montessori method to children and caregivers. The program fosters the child’s development through exploration of thoughtfully designed materials within the Montessori community alongside a caretaker. This model refines the child’s language, motor, social-emotional, and cognitive growth. Engaging in Montessori materials and activities such as completing puzzles, preparing food, and hand-washing helps the child gain skills in independence, coordination, and confidence.

The caregiver's role in the class is to observe, support, and encourage the natural development of the child with the guidance of the teacher in a nurturing environment.

The Parent-Infant Program is led by Claudia Alvarez, a Montessori-trained guide specializing in infant development. 

The program provides sacred time for one-on-one bonding and exploring.

Together, we will answer the following questions:

  • How do I encourage development?

  • How do I create a safe environment for self-discovery and independence?

  • How can I encourage peaceful sleep?

  • How do I nurture our bond?

We will share insight on topics such as:

  • Physical development

  • Language development

  • Socialization

  • Healthy sleep habits

  • Designing a child-friendly home

  • Aiding independence

  • Weaning

  • Montessori philosophy

Beyond weekly morning sessions, adults in the program attend evening presentations and gatherings that foster support and guidance from shared experiences. These education meetings are offered throughout the school year. They serve as opportunities for caregivers to enrich their knowledge of child development, understand Montessori philosophy, and gain practical tips and guidance.