Hudson Country Montessori School offers an exceptional out-of-home setting for your infant. Our experienced caregivers provide personalized and loving care for every child. Close communication between parent and teacher is essential and helps us provide individualized care for your child. We view our relationship as a partnership—we are equally invested in your child’s happiness, well-being and development. Parents are invited to visit during the day, we respond to all “check in” calls with detailed information, and you leave with a daily report sheet that records feeding times, changes, and highlights from the day.
Infants are acutely aware of their surroundings. Research indicates that the most important years of human emotional and educational development are the first six years of life. Physical development and mental development are closely linked during this period and infants respond well to external stimulation which lays the foundation for absorption, concentration and learning. We are deeply committed to these developmental principles. Within our safe harbor, infants and waddlers (beginning walkers) enjoy freedom of movement, discovery, and interaction, as they develop gross motor skills as well as confidence. As part of the Montessori curriculum, infants dabble with art mediums, clap and move along to music and songs, begin lessons that encourage sensory and motor development, and enjoy outdoor time every day that weather permits
HCMS is fully licensed and accredited, staffed by professional adults, we maintain a 3:1 ratio in the infant room. A teacher’s role in the infant room is to create a warm, nurturing environment, develop a relationship with your child, and encourage exploration and growth. We treat our infants and all our students with respect in every encounter and strive to follow the child—sometimes we just get out of the way as they take a few exploratory steps.
Experience, dedicated staff, stimulating environment and a commitment to early childhood education combine to create an exciting and progressive alternative to traditional daycare. Come and see for yourself!