The emotional, social, and physical development of young children has a direct impact on future learning experiences. Optimizing these early years is the best investment we can make as a society, ensuring the success of our children!
Maria Montessori believed the first three years of a child's life are "critical years." During this time, an infant learns a great deal about their environment while absorbing information through the five senses. Language skills, self-control (and bodily movement), and self-confidence are lifelong skills a child can begin learning at a young age.
In our infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms, we understand the importance of these early years, as they form the foundation for future learning. Encouraging your child to explore, providing your child space to move freely, and communicating with your child are some of the ways in which you can support the critical years.
We strive to create a bond with each child, as a supportive environment and empathetic care-giving is correlated with a child's positive development. You can learn more about our approach to early learning (and how to implement these practices in your home) here.