INFANT COMMUNITY (6 – 36 MONTHS)
Our Infant community’s environment take in children from 6 to 36 months. It is characterized by being a beautiful, cozy, quiet and bilingual space where they can develop as in a second home, becoming a suitable environment with stable social and emotional conditions.
Within the environment, The Montessori guides/assistants accompany the cognitive rhythm and psychomotor development of each child individually, taking into account their personal and evolutionary characteristics from Emmi Pikler’s pedagogy, with the primary objective of promoting freedom and respect for the autonomy of the child in his/her learning process through a secure emotional bond.
This environment seeks to provide children with a learning experience away from home, offering them the possibility of learning about caring for themselves, others and the environment that surrounds them.
Work program Infant Community
This is the period of time when children choose a specific material guided by their interest and work with it. The cycle ends when the child tidies up the material and returns it to the bookcase where they first found it.
During each work cycle, the guide and the assistant guarantee the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of each child, developing and strengthening executive brain functions (complex mental activities, necessary for planning, organizing, orienting, reviewing, regularizing and evaluating the behavior required to adapt efficiently to the environment and achieve goals)
This way, within our “work program”, we work on the contents and goals laid down in the American curriculum, through the following pedagogic areas
- Practical Life
- Área cognitiva
- Cognitive area
- Gross motor area (Emmi Pikler pedagogy)
During the second part of the school day, complementary activities are carried out within our “creative program” to consolidate what we call soft skills (communication abilities, the capacity for decision-making and conflict-resolution, team-work, creativity and critical thinking) These activities are as follows:
The entire program takes place in large and open, orderly, aesthetic, simple prepared environments, where each element is designed to encourage the development of children.