No one can be free unless he is independent. Little children, from the moment they are weaned, are making their way toward independence.
-- Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori developed a unique concept of education focusing on the child, utilizing a system of manipulative materials based on her observations of how the child interacted with the world. With this Montessori Method, we view the child as a new being in the process of self-creation.
The infant/toddler program at Sunshine Montessori provides an environment specifically suited to the developmental needs of very young children to become self-sufficient and capable. Dr. Montessori had a special vision for the very young child, and we manifest this in our program. Here children 6 weeks-2 1/2 learn independence and interact with one another and their environment in an atmosphere of loving support and respect. Materials and equipment are especially designed to help little muscles develop coordination, helping the child gain independence and self-esteem. Special attention is given to the development of expressive and comprehensive language skills. Parents are given ample opportunities for individual and group instruction during this exciting time of accelerated growth.