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Little Dreamers - Infants (6 weeks to 12 months)

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The most vulnerable and impressionable time for a child is during their infancy. At Windsor Montessori, we provide a warm and caring environment in which infants can thrive, prosper and explore the world around them.

Our infant care specialists are certified in First Aid and CPR and have received the state requirements for infant care as well as continued early development education to ensure only positive connections are made with your child. We realize how hard it can be to entrust the care of an infant with strangers, and monitor all specialists extensively through background checks and onsite evaluation.

Your infant needs to connect with their immediate environment in a very deep and unspoken way. We teach sign language early on to develop communication skills before they can even speak. And because it’s important to encourage infants to engage with all their senses, our specialists take extra care in holding your child during feedings, rocking them gently at appropriate periods and playing soothing music and nursery rhymes throughout the day.

Each infant has their own personal crib, and is assured by plenty of love, encouragement and hugs throughout the course of their day. There’s a world of language around them, and we nourish their interaction with it through words, gestures and sounds.


We encourage you to freely ask questions and build relationships with your infant care specialist and our program director and provide you  with daily reports on feedings, diapering, and napping.

What Can You Expect From Our Little Dreamers Program?

  • An individualized environment which focuses on trust and personal bonding

  • The introduction of sign language to facilitate early communication skills 

  • Daily activities to encourage physical development

  • Love, laughter and smiles!

A Guide To Infant Development

Here’s some of the specific achievements our staff are trained to look for and notify parents when met, along with the suggested age you might expect them to occur. Keep in mind that each infant develops at their own pace. Inability to meet these guidelines should not be considered a cause for concern:


  • Raising head and chest on stomach (3 months)

  • Sitting without their head lagging (5 months)

  • Transfering objects from one hand to another (6-7 months)

  • Sitting without assistance (8-10 months)

  • Crawling forward on belly (8-10 months)

  • Getting from sitting to crawling (10-12 months)

  • Walking two or three steps without support (10-12 months)

Visual Cues

  • Following mobile objects (2 months)

  • Watching faces intently (2-3 months)

  • Tracking mobile objects with ease (4-7 months)

  • Grasping for objects in front of them (5-6 months)

  • Looking for fallen toys (5-7 months)


  • Responding by making sounds (4-6 months)

  • Distinguishing emotions by tone of voice (4-7 months)

  • Responding to simple verbal requests (4-6 months)

  • Repeating syllables (5-7 months)

  • Making simple physical gestures in response (8-10 months)

  • Babbling specifically (e.g. “dada” or “mama”) (8-10 months)


  • Finding partially hidden objects (6-7 months)

  • Exploring objects in different ways (8-10 months)

  • Imitating gestures (9-12 months)

  • Finding hidden objects easily (10-12 months)

Hearing and Speech

  • Responding to sound (1-3 months)

  • Smiling at the sound of voices (2-3 months)

  • Cooing noises and vocal play (3 months)


  • Beginning to smile socially (1-3 months)

  • Enjoying play time (2-3 months)

  • Interest in mirror images (5-7 months)

  • Shyness around strangers (8-12 months)

  • Showing preference for specific people or toys (8-12 months)

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