Due to the challenges in offering an infant program during COVID, the Bambini program was not offered for the 2020-21 school year, and is currently not scheduled to be offered in the 2021-22 school year. Reinstatement of this program will be determined on a year-by-year basis as new information becomes available.
Winfield Children’s House is happy to announce a new program for our littlest Montessorians, aged 6 to 16 months.
The Bambini program is designed around the belief that infants are born with tremendous potential eager to learn, explore, and try new things. The classroom, in light of the infant’s need for routine and consistency, will allow for freedom of movement while gently stimulating the naturally curious infant. A flexible schedule will allow each child to eat, sleep, or play according to his or her own unique internal rhythm. The activities will support and encourage language development, practical life skills, eye/hand coordination, along with gross and fine motor abilities in a warm and loving environment.
The ratio of children to adults will not exceed 4:1 with each child assigned to one primary teacher. The teacher will monitor that child’s schedule and communicate the eating, sleeping, and activity patterns on a daily basis. This certified program will have Montessori educated, bright and caring adults to assist the infants in developing strong, loving, trusting relationships and attachments that will help prepare them socially and emotionally for adulthood.