With children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn at the heart of what we do, North American Montessori Child Care, Inc. focuses on caring for children from the time they are infants. That’s why our infant rooms provide a nurturing environment for infants as young as six weeks old. Families with young infants are encouraged to visit one of our three schools to learn more:
The Infant Room Experience
Although our youngest, most dependent children are typically in the infant rooms, that doesn’t mean they have no room for growth. Our teachers provide many opportunities for infants to explore in a safe and friendly space designed just for them. We encourage frequent, positive, and warm interactions between adults and children in our classroom environments, and we believe this begins at the youngest ages.
If you have questions about our infant rooms, please contact us to sign up for a tour of our facilities.
Infant Room FAQ’s
We know 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, Inc. to provide care to your child. Please review the frequently asked questions we receive about our infant rooms and contact us if you find your question is not answered.
What is the youngest age you accept?
We care for children as young as six weeks old.
How can I sign up for a tour?
Our schools have an open door policy. Any parent wishing to tour the school need only arrive at the main office during operating hours. However, we do encourage you schedule an appointment by contacting a school directly to see the facility.
How many teachers are in an infant room at any given time?
We have two teachers at all times in the infant rooms.
What kind of regular activities do the infants do?
Infants engage in quiet playtime and naptimes with feedings and changings as needed. Our classroom environments encourage development at the earliest stages, and we work with the infants to meet milestones appropriate for their age.
Do you have cribs/pack and plays for nap time or do we need to supply them?
We provide cribs, swings, and other age appropriate equipment needed during your infant’s nap times.
Are there regular mealtimes?
Although we encourage keeping infants on consistent schedules, mealtimes at this development stage can vary. We report on a regular basis to parents about mealtimes 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. Children typically age out of the infant rooms around 8 months of age at which point 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 with their child with our teachers if they have questions.