Lower School

Infant/toddler programs: Where a Love of Learning Begins

Ages 3 months to 2 years 11 months

90% of the brain has developed before age 5
Brain-development science (developmental neuroscience) shows that the first years of a child’s life are most important in terms of emotional and cognitive development.

 

Our infant/toddler classrooms are large, light-filled spaces where children can freely explore and interact with each other. The rooms are filled with children’s artwork, age-appropriate activities, books, toys, puzzles, games, and learning centers including a sign language program.

Because emotions are our universal first language, teaching children how to acknowledge their feelings and regulate their emotions is critical to their social, moral and intellectual development and is infused into all our programming.

Lifelong learning is built on emotional, cognitive and social development from the earliest ages. Managing emotions enables the skills necessary for lifelong learning, success and mental health and the early promotion of these critical skills ensures that children are taught how to effectively direct their energy towards listening, concentrating, problem solving and other skills that are so essential for learning.