Infants

6 Weeks - 18 Months
  • Program Overview

    What to expect for your infant
  • Infant Program

    Our infant program is designed for children 6 weeks to 18 months of age and premised on the observation that although small in stature, children are immense in mental ability and eager to use it.

    The Hills Montessori has two baby rooms: Baby Room 1 for infant’s age 6 weeks – 10/12 months and Baby Room 2 for mobile babies’ age 10/12 -18 months. Both environments stress the importance of freedom of movement. Infants in both rooms are free to move and stretch without restriction. Through movement, babies become more aware of their bodies and are able to develop coordination and dexterity without inhibition. You will notice that there are no “play pens,” “swings,” “bouncy seats,” etc.… in our classrooms. We take great care in setting up a “whole room play area” which enables babies to explore a wide range of materials, textures and objects for tactile and visual stimulation. Further, baby room 2 offers more opportunity for them to get accustomed to using some of the Montessori materials and preparing for their eventual transition to the toddler program.

    • Infant Room 1:
      6 Weeks - 12 Months
    • Infant Room 2:
      10/12 Months - 18 Months
    • Early Learning

      We understand that many of the strongest, deepest and longest lasting impressions are formed early on, and we are committed to making this first experience one that is filled with warmth, love and care.

    • Language development

      Language development is also an integral part of the infant program. A teacher’s role is to consciously introduce language through the use of words, inflection, tone and body language. Infants gather their first understanding of the world, and thrive, through this interaction.

  • Class Educators

    With education and experience in early childhood care
    • Ms Kat
      Infant Room Teacher

      Ms Kat

      Infant Room Teacher
    • Ms Molly
      Infant Room Teacher

      Ms Molly

      Infant Room Teacher

      Ms. Molly has been in the early childhood arena for the past four years, and absolutely LOVES it! She attended UNO for two years pursuing a degree in Early Childhood. Ms. Molly is amazed at how fast young children grow and learn, and has fallen in love with all aspects of the Montessori philosophy.  Her future goals include continuing to learn about Montessori, providing her students in baby room 2 with engaging hands on learning opportunities and eventually hopes to take Montessori training for her certification. Ms. Molly grew up in Omaha and is looking forward to marrying her high school sweetheart this October.

    • Ms Larissa
      Infant Room Teacher

      Ms Larissa

      Infant Room Teacher

      Ms. Laurissa was born and raised in South Africa. She move to the United States in high school. She is currently attending college, working towards a CNA degree, while subbing at The Hills Montessori. Ms. Laurissa loves working with all age groups, however is extremely fond of the infants. We are proud to have Ms. Laurissa as part of the team and are looking forward to another great year!!

  • How to Enroll Your Child to a Class?