"The International Montessori Academy of Wilmington is an invaluable resource to children, parents and the community. The school is sensitive to the needs of each individual child, as well as each individual family."- Primary Program Parent
"Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment."- Maria Montessori
"We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being."- Maria Montessori
(6 weeks to 18 months)
Our Infant program is a very special program designed to afford our infants security and warmth essential to bonding and establishing a loving relationship of trust and overall comfort. Our Infant teachers are specially educated in this very delicate period of development, with a keen sense of the physical and emotional needs and tendencies of our babies.Our Infant environments are prepared to be as homelike and nurturing as possible, with areas that support the infant's strong, natural desire for movement and exploration. The program is rich in language and sensory-motor stimulation to enhance overall cognitive, as well as physical development, which is rapid during this very critical period. Our Infant teachers work very closely with parents, as partners, in all areas of Infant care and as an on-going resource in all areas of parental needs.