The Infant Community group has 16 children between 15 months and 2.5 years. Therefore, it includes children born in two successive years.
After lunch, there’s time for a nap. Children who doesn't need to sleep may go to play outdoors. At 14:30 the ones who are awaken come back to their classroom. The students who do short schedule go home at 15:30. The ones who remain combine work cycle afternoons with group activities afternooons like music, motricity and yoga. From 16:30 to 17:00 families come to take off their children (unless they make use of late care service).
The Infant Community’s classroom is a 60 m2 space inside the large 100m2 room shared with Nido group. The two groups are divided by a low fence because of the different level of movement development between them (Nido’s babies laying down and Community’s infants walking around).
Two adults attend the Infant Community Group: one Montessori Guide and one Assistant.
The Infant Community space is divided as follows: learning areas zones (practical life, sensorial and language), reading corner, dining area, individual lockers to change shoes and put on or take off their outdoors clothing, and a washroom with sink, toilet and space for diaper changing on foot. There’s also direct access to the outside garden.