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.

First Semester (Fall-Winter)

  • Tuesday Evenings from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm beginning September 7, 2021 through January 18th, 2022
  • Wednesday Mornings from 8:45 am-10:45 am beginning September 8, 2021 through January 19th, 2022

No classes November 23 and 24 (Thanksgiving break), December 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th (Winter break)

Second Semester (Winter to Spring)
  • Tuesday Evenings from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm beginning January 25 through May 24, 2022
  • Wednesday Morning from 8:45 am-10:45 am beginning January 26th through May 25, 2022
No classes March 22nd and 23rd (Spring Break)

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