Infant Community (Nido) 6 months to 16 months
Nido means “Nest” in Italian. Tender love and care, exploratory freedom in a safe, trusting environment filled with emotional warmth bring the child to love life and learn. Although babies are not yet capable of verbal communication, they observe the social interaction around them.
From six weeks of age, the carefully prepared Montessori environment presents a home-like setting in which the children are assisted in their developmental process by stimulation of the five senses, encouraging gross and fine motor control, and introducing self-help skills at an individual pace.
At this stage of development, children respond positively to routine and rituals. DMS strives to provide children with consistent daily schedules and routines based on their individual needs.