Butterflies | Infants Class

9-24 Month olds
8 Class size
  • Class Overview

    Infants community work areas
  • Butterflies

    For our youngest students the classroom is organized into five distinct learning areas:

    • Practical life
    • Eye-hand coordination
    • Language
    • Music and movement
    • Art

    All the furniture and materials are child-sized and age appropriate.

    • Age Group:
      9 - 24 Month olds
    • Class Size:
      8 Children
    • Staff-to-child ratio:
      1:4
    • Practical Life

      These activities teach children life skills such as spooning, pouring and washing etc

    • Eye-hand coordination

      These activities encourage children to use two hands together and strengthen their grasp

    • Language

      The language materials develop and enrich a child’s language and vocabulary

    • Music and Movement

      Teachers sing songs with the children to encourage listening and dancing

    • Art

      Art exercises in the infant community include scribbling, chalk, paint and clay

  • Class Schedule

    The Infants daily program is structured so that the children can follow and feel comfortable with a familiar routine
    • 08:15 – 09.00
      Children arrive in the classroom and eat breakfast
    • 09:00 - 10:15
      Work cycle

      Teachers and assistants give individual and group lessons to students. The children have uninterrupted work time with Montessori materials. Individual snacks are available to the children during the morning.
    • 10:15 - 11:00
      Outdoor playtime
      - On Monday: Dance 10:00 - 10:30
      - On Friday: Cooking
    • 11:15 - 11:45
      Lunch
    • 12:15 - 15:00
      All children rest and are given the opportunity to sleep
    • 15:00 - 15:30
      Outdoor playtime and snacks
    • 15:30 - 16:00
      Students are dismissed
    • 16:00 - 17:30
      After care is available to families needing additional care upon additional payment
  • Class Educators

    With education and experience in early childhood care
    • Anisa Doku
      Lead Teacher

      Anisa Doku

      Lead Teacher

      This is my tenth year with IMSA and I have seen many babies growing, developing and mastering the required skills for this group age. I am a mother of three kids and working with little children is what I love most. I grew up in Tirana where I studied Math at the University of Tirana. I found my true passion in early childhood education when I became a mother myself. During my time in the USA, I had the opportunity to explore the early childhood education and since then, I have worked in many pre-schools in the USA and Albania. Since I joined IMSA, I have become very fond of the Montessori method. I am a trained and certified Montessori teacher and together with my assistant teachers we help little humans master their life skills.

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