The infant-toddler program at GMMS is a multi-age community that offers a doorway to learning in the comfort of a home-like setting. Our program integrates the Montessori philosophy while supporting growth and independence. At GMMS ITP, we strongly believe that a loving, caring, and nurturing environment is essential when understanding the incredible developmental changes that occur the first three years of life. A wide range of scheduling options are available ranging from 2-5 days a week (depending on availability)
Our Infant-Toddler Curriculum Areas
The practical life curriculum has lessons designed to help children with essential skills used for every day life. Each child is given a lesson in which the children develop sense of coordination, concentration and independence. Specific activities help with social skills, grace and courtesy, as well as teaching the children to care for themselves, others, as well as the environment around them.
Fine – Motor Control
Helps develop hand-eye coordination with lessons involving scooping, pouring, grasping, rolling and folding, twisting, and more. Children are given purposeful activities which increase in difficulty as they progress.
Dr. Maria Montessori believed that sensorial experiences began at birth, as the child becomes aware of their environment through their senses. The sensorial materials are designed in Montessori to cover every aspect that can be defined by our senses such as size, shape, texture, composition, and sound. Children at the infant-toddler level are given lessons on activities such as color tablets, cylinder blocks , pink tower, sound boxes, puzzle maps, and touch boards.
Our language development techniques help children use words and sentences to communicate. While the primary language at the school is English, we also hold a Spanish class several days a week. Our language materials include matching activities with pictures to be named and matched to encourage the children to become verbal. We provide textured letters, such as sand paper letters to help the child feel and see the alphabet while learning sounds of the week.
Our lessons in math go over numbers in association with objects. Number recognition is done through repetition, while children learn to count at their own developmental rate. Lessons are given in simple form, and increase in complexity. The materials given provide a pattern of presentation as well as understanding. This helps the children do basic math functions such as addition and subtraction on a basic level, and provides a solid foundation to excel in this curriculum area.
Dr. Maria Montessori called this “Cosmic Education” as it allowed Montessori classrooms to bring out materials in Geography, Zoology, Art, and Music. This helps the children learn about different cultures and people. Art activities are done in coordination of the current theme of the month, as well as upcoming holidays. We take pride in celebrating different holidays around the world. Children get to express their inner creativity while we help them with fun projects done in the classroom. Music class is usually the most exciting part of their day as the children get to sing and dance while exploring different instruments from around the world.
Our Infant-Toddler Program
We strive to nurture and preserve each child’s natural curiosity and to develop an awareness to the unlimited potential for learning based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy.
A variety of scheduling options are available, ranging from half-day to full-day classes.
-AM Program 9:00am-12:00pm
-PM Program 12:00pm-3:00pm
*Families have the flexibility of choosing classes two to five times a week.
*Please contact our location for current availability.
Infants (3 Months - 18 Months)
are carefully selected to help support and nurture the learning abilities of
every child. Our staff is experienced in recognizing developmental
milestones at this early age, and this allows us to provide a warm
environment that promotes a balance of engaging stimulation and peaceful
Toddler Program (18 Months – 36 Months)
Mommy’s Day Out Program
program where you are free to drop off your child for the day, or just
a few hours to enjoy some much needed “Me-Time!”
*This program goes by an hourly rate (Three hours minimum required) Completed paperwork, as well as health/immunization forms are required. Please contact us for availability.
“Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world”