Infants learn by touching, tasting, and moving in their surroundings. Supporting their freedom to move and explore is essential to infant development. Whether they are touching textured materials, exploring the secrets of a mirror, or trying to imitate basic sign language, infants are learning through independence of movement.
Radiant’s Montessori curriculum supports infants learning through independence of movement. It is designed to stimulate the achievement of milestones. Each lesson leads to the next.
For example, in his or her first lesson, the child may drop an object into an open bucket and listen to the sound that it makes. Next, the child may drop spindles into a container with a large opening, learning to drop an object to a place of his or her choice. The next the teacher may encourage the child to drop a straw through a small opening of a closed container. These activities are simple. Yet they powerfully stimulate the infant’s intellect.
We support our infants’ physical development through activities like tummy time, working on rolling over, and encouraging infants to sit up and reach for objects. We also incorporate art and music through activities like finger painting and shaking maracas to beats. Our infants get to explore nature through walks and time on blankets outdoors.
Infant teachers use a software called Hi Mama to regularly communicate and provide real time information about the infant’s day at school.
We encourage you to schedule a visit, speak with the teachers, and gain an insight into Radiant’s infant program. You will be taking the first step to making your child stand out as an adult in society.