Parent-Infant Community

Serving ages two months through walking

Parent-Infant Community

Serving ages two months through walking

Babies fill parents’ lives with joy, wonder, new challenges, and often questions. Hershey Montessori School’s Parent-Infant program serves families with children from birth through 12 months of age and is a supportive community of parents, caregivers, and their babies that come together to learn, share experiences and provide support.

The Parent-Infant Program is led by a Montessori-trained guide specializing in infant development and is held one day a week for *2 hours. During this time, the role of the parent or caregiver is to observe their child working in a Montessori environment.  Additionally, parents and caregivers work side by side with a trained AMI guide to help support their child’s natural development and are provided with observation journals and guidance on how to observe their children daily. The program provides sacred time for one-on-one bonding and exploring with your child while answering questions, including:

  • How do I encourage development?
  • How do I create a safe environment for my baby to discover and gain independence?
  • How can I encourage peaceful sleep?
  • How do I nurture the bond with my child?

The program also offers insight on topics including:

  • Physical development
  • Language development
  • Socialization
  • Healthy sleep habits
  • Designing a child-friendly home
  • Aiding independence
  • Weaning
  • Montessori philosophy

In addition to morning and evening sessions, parents in the program attend evening presentations and gatherings that foster support and learning from shared experiences.

Participating completely changed my approach to parenting an infant with child number two…When I really started to look and listen, it’s amazing what I started to see, hear, and understand.

Kelly B.


My view of the child, family, home, and community was expanded. I instantly had a built-in network of other parents, teachers, and children to learn from.

Heather S.


“I just wanted to thank you for offering this class and your expertise to new moms.  My perspective on parenting has really shifted as a result of everything I’ve learned, and it has improved the way our family interacts and communicates.”

Parham W.


The Journey Continues

Once your child is walking, he or she will be ready for the Young Child Community, to continue exploring and learning. All-Day Montessori, school days, or morning options are available.

*Please note that classes are prorated if a child begins after the semester starts or if the child ages out before the end of the semester.

Winter/Spring Semester
Classes begin Tuesday, January 23rd and Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 and end on May 21st and 22nd, 2024.
No Classes on the following dates:
  • April 2nd, 3rd – No Classes, Spring Break


Summer 2024

Classes will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:30 am beginning June 5th through July 17th.

No Classes on the following dates:

  • June 19th

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