Nido

Infant Program

 

Bi-weekly Riflessione

The educational experience for children in our infant classroom is based on the image of a child who has great potential for development and is the subject of rights, a child who learns and grows in relation with others, through the hundred languages of doing, being, reflecting and knowing.  The infant classroom symbolizes the beginning of a journey, the encounter of new spaces, new people and new experiences. We are constantly researching to find the most up-to-date and best practices for our infant classroom. We believe in individualizing the curriculum to meet the needs of each infant enrolled in our program. Our infant program includes:
  • Reggio Emilia Approach
  • REI Approach
  • Project Approach
  • Primary teacher for each student
  • Infant Sign Language
  • Infant Yoga
  • Infant Massage
  • Author Study
  • Artist Study
  • Sensory Development
  • Social Emotional Development

 

The Nido Classroom

Activity bags are available for parents to check out. Click here for full details.
 
  • Make Your Own Play Dough: This bag includes four recipes for various kinds of homemade dough.
     
  • Infant Massage: This bag includes an infant massage book with instructions and pictures describing how to give a baby a massage as well as soothing music, a soft towel and hypoallergenic massage oil.
     
  • Music: In this bag, there are all the items needed to create musical instruments. 
     
  • Texture Walk: Create a sensorial path for your child to scoot, crawl or walk across.
     
  • Nature Hunt: This bag contains materials such as a nature checklist, collection bag, clipboard and magnifying glass, perfect for a stroll outdoors during any season.
     
  • Painting Kit:  This bag is a perfect way for you and your child to create an art studio in your own home!
     
  • Light and Shadow: Create an exciting invitation for your child to explore with the concept of light and shadow.
     
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar: This activity bag brings the classic story of a very hungry caterpillar, by Eric Carle, to life.
     
  • Sign Language: This bag is an educational resource, mainly for the parents, including books to be read by adults as well as books to be read together with your infant.
 
Please see Mrs. Brown, Nido Classroom Mentor and Early Childhood Teacher for details.

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves."

 

-Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist (1875 - 1961)

212 West Lake Street, Elmhurst Illinois 60126

Phone: (630) 279-2494

Fax: 630-279-2846

E-mail: info@elmhurstacademy.com

Website: www.elmhurstacademy.com

School Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm

Before School Program: 7:00am-8:30am

After School Program: 3:30pm-6:00pm