During the first three years of life, a child’s brain absorbs more information from the environment than at any other part of his lifetime. Every sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell is taken in and processed. It is an amazing, wondrous period in a tiny, complete human being’s life.
The first three years of a child’s life are deemed as very important in their personal development. During this period, what the infant sees, hears, touches, tastes or smells as an immerse impact on its development. The environment of the infant at this stage is very influential on his/her development as information is more easily absorbed at this time than any other period in his/her lifetime.
The Montessori Infant/Toddler environment is intentional in its approach to influencing the infant in his/her developmental journey. A clean, safe and calm environment is carefully designed to ensure the optimal learning path of the infant/toddler as s/he explores the world s/he is in.
At Springing Stars, the Infant/Toddler environment is divided into two sections; the Anuonyam Nursery and the Nshira Crèche. The Anuonyam Nursery caters for the well-being of infants under 1year while the Nshira Crèche caters for the holistic needs of the toddler between the ages of 1 and 2 years.