Infant/Caregiver Class

We offer a 8-Week Infant/Caregiver class that is open to children and parents or caregivers from birth to 16 months. $120.00 for all six sessions. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 am.

Spring session dates are: February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21 and March 28. Click here to register for the class.

Email Catherine Greene at with questions.

Program Overview

The Salem Montessori School’s Infant and Caregiver classes encourage babies to be attentive, active, curious, and aware. Designed to encourage children to become authentic and responsible from an early age, Infant-Caregiver classes help adults to be confident in their supportive role towards this great discovery.

Facilitated by Montessori and RIE certified leader, Catherine Greene, small groups of caregivers and babies come together in a relaxing, infant-friendly environment to observe and learn in the infants’ unfolding development and play.

The class is held one day a week for an hour. During this time, the role of the caregiver is to observe their child working in a Montessori environment. Caregivers work side by side with a trained guide to help support their child’s natural development and are cued on how to observe their children daily. During class, we will discuss observations and any questions that arise with the Montessori guides and other parents. We will also have group discussions on topics pertaining specifically to the young child; some of those topics will include:

  • Development of Language

  • Development of Movement

  • Development of Independence

  • Nutrition and First foods

  • Toilet Learning

  • Positive Discipline

  • Healthy sleep routines

  • The hand as the instrument of the brain

  • Positive attachments

  • Preparing the home environment

Our goal for this program is to provide a space where young children and parents gather to create a community built on education and support. 

Infant/Caregiver Pricing

Infant/Guardian (18 months by August 31):

ProgramTuition
8-Weeks$120.00 for six sessions
Family-like environment...
that enables children to be the humans that they are and encourages them to explore their curiosities.
Jewel Ebron - Parent
We love the warm, respectful, empowering environment that our son is welcomed into each day.
SMS is a grassroots community that truly cares about each child. We are so grateful to be a part.
Mary Katherine Burbach - Parent
We love the intelligent and talented staff -
their unmatched patience, their dedication to fostering each child’s independence and interests, their ability to inspire a love for learning and discovery. They are gentle guides, creating an ideal space for learning and development.
Lauren Alzamora - Parent
Quality.
The quality of individuals and connections that comprise this community is a major channel of delight in my life! This is a place where wisdom, liberty and joy cohere beautifully unto the enrichment of the whole child, classroom, school, and beyond. I am so grateful to be in the midst of this community!
Chris Dorsch - Parent
The teachers!
I have never met a more passionate, caring, dedicated, nurturing and more knowledgeable group of teachers and staff. Every child is loved and respected for their own individual personality, talents, and needs. My children have grown so much - socially, emotionally, and academically - in their time at SMS. They can’t wait to go to school in the morning. They have fostered a love of learning and growth that I hope my children with continue to carry with them for years to come.
Liz Williams - Former parent
The amazing teachers. The environment that cultivates curiosity and learning.
I trust my children are being nurtured in a safe and loving way to develop not just a love of learning, but also healthy social skills, healthy creativity, and even healthy habits of movement and nutrition.
Sylvia Laurence - Parent
We love SMS because of its intimate, supportive, and familial setting.
The community is composed of caring, warm, thoughtful, and loving teachers and staff. It is truly a one of a kind educational experience. We love how SMS fosters and encourages the love of self, others, and the environment and how SMS meets the child where they are with an individualized work plan. Above all else, the supportive and collaborative SMS community is the school’s most valuable asset!
Ellie Morales - Parent
The loving community...
...and our shared passion for our children.
Claudia Paden - Parent & Teacher
I adore learning about Montessori through the SMS lens.
I am grateful for the “respect for self, respect for others, and respect for the environment” that is at the foundation. It makes for a safe, loving learning environment for all of us.
Melissa Scott - Teacher
I love the community of this school.
Community for me is the support I feel as a teacher from my co-workers, the administration and parents. I know how special this is and I am grateful for it every day.
Betty Hastings - Teacher
I love that each staff member is here because they truly respect children and want to do what is best for each individual child.
As teachers I love that we are firmly grounded in the Montessori method, yet recognize the value and implementation of outside strategies and methods in order to best reach each child.
Jessica Feus -Teacher
In all of the schools I have served in, I have never seen an organization where relationships are as strong as they are here.
The care with which teachers approach students, the support that staff provide to one another and the partnership between the school and parents creates a connection that is unique. This is the foundation for the joy that students feel and exude each day!
Patrick Velde - Head of School
At SMS, the people show genuine kindness towards one another.
I see how well the staff listen with open hearts and minds to what others bring to the table. This community works together and supports the children building their independence.
Katie Brackney - Teacher
SMS radiates warmth and embodies a peaceful presence.
In a world of unknowns, the SMS community is consistently nurturing. Salem Montessori offers a philosophically grounded and genuine approach to education and socialization that inspired my Montessori certification and led to my teaching career. Presently, I am at a place of coming full circle as my children attend and thrive in the fellowship of our devoted school community.
Salem Parham - Teacher
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