Infant Room FAQs
We understand you have questions as you begin your search for a facility that best meets your child’s needs, and we appreciate that you are considering North American Montessori Child Care to provide care for your infant. Please review the frequently asked questions we receive about our Infant Rooms, and contact us if you find your question is not answered!
What ages are in the Infant Rooms?
Our Infant Rooms have children as young as six weeks old and up to about 8 months. Infants typically show signs of becoming mobile at around 8 months of age — for example, when they begin rolling, crawling, and pulling to stand. Infants who are transitioning into toddlers enter our Transition Room to avoid any collision accidents with children who are already walking/running in the Toddler Room.
How many teachers are in an Infant Room at any given time?
We have two teachers at all times in the Infant Rooms.
Do you have cribs/pack & plays for nap time or do we need to supply them?
We provide cribs and other age-appropriate equipment needed during your infant’s nap times. We follow the Infant Safe Sleep Policy as outlined by the State of Missouri.
Are there regular meal times?
Although we encourage keeping infants on consistent schedules, meal times at this development stage can vary. We report on a regular basis to parents about meal times and any changes to their child’s feedings.
Can you store breast milk and/or formula?
Yes. We encourage parents to provide breast milk and/or formula for their child’s mealtimes. When children age out of the Infant Room (around 8 months of age) they will move into eating more solid foods such as rice cereal and mashed fruits and vegetables. However, every child is different and we encourage parents to discuss feeding options for their child with our teachers if they have questions.
Tour Our Montessori Infant Child Care Center
Our schools have an open door policy and any parent wishing to tour one of our daycare centers needs only to arrive at the main office and we will be happy to show you around. However, we do encourage you to schedule an appointment to see the facility.
Tours are available:
- 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Casa Dia Montessori of Crestwood
- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Casa Dia Montessori of Mehlville
- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Centre at Conway in Chesterfield
We offer full- and part-time program options to fit your family’s childcare needs. Come see why North American Montessori is the best choice for your child!