Bristow Montessori School. Bristow, VA 20136

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703 468 1191

9050 Devlin Rd

Bristow, VA 20136

6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Monday to Friday

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Contact Us

703 468 1191

9050 Devlin Rd

Bristow, VA 20136

6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Monday to Friday

Infant Program

Respect

“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

photo of Dr. Maria Montessori
“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the […]

Concentration

“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.”

Natural Process

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by […]

Living Environment

“Plainly, the environment must be a living one, directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared for his mission.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Plainly, the environment must be a living one, directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared […]

Education

“Education should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentials.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

photo of Dr. Maria Montessori
“Education should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentials.”

Growth

“Growth is not merely a harmonious increase in size, but a transformation.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Growth is not merely a harmonious increase in size, but a transformation.”

Family

“BMS has been wonderful. BMS isn't just a school, they've also become like family. The staff genuinely cares about the children and we couldn't be happier with their services.”

- Parent of 4-year-old

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- Parent of 4-year-old

“BMS has been wonderful. BMS isn’t just a school, they’ve also become like family. The staff genuinely cares about the […]

Needs

“These words reveal the child’s inner needs; ‘Help me to do it alone’.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“These words reveal the child’s inner needs; ‘Help me to do it alone’.”

Love

“Of all things love is the most potent.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Of all things love is the most potent.”

Smile

“We have two kids attending BMS and we all love it! We have been part of the BMS family for 3 years now. The staff is always available to answer questions and greet you at the door with a smile. Our kids are excelling in all categories, and way ahead of County school standards for their age. I highly recommend BMS to any parent who wants the best for their child.”

- Parent of 3 and 4 year-old

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- Parent of 3 and 4 year-old

“We have two kids attending BMS and we all love it! We have been part of the BMS family for […]

Work

“Such experiences is not just play…. It is work he must do in order to grow up.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Such experiences is not just play…. It is work he must do in order to grow up.”

Guidance

“But an adult if he is to provide proper guidance, must always be calm and act slowly so that the child who is watching him can clearly see his actions in all their particulars.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

photo of Dr. Maria Montessori
“But an adult if he is to provide proper guidance, must always be calm and act slowly so that the […]

Kind

“My 2.5 year old started at BMS when she was only 4 months old, and I couldn't be happier with our decision to enroll her here. With every room my daughter transitions to the teachers are kind and truly care for her well-being. I would recommend this school to any parent without hesitation.”

- Parent of 5-year-old

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- Parent of 5-year-old

“My 2.5 year old started at BMS when she was only 4 months old, and I couldn’t be happier with […]

Independance

“Little children, from the moment they are weaned, are making their way toward independence.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Little children, from the moment they are weaned, are making their way toward independence.”

Infant Program

Infant Room: 6 wks. – 8 mo.

Mobile Infant Room: 8 mo. – 16 mo. (Crawling & walking independently)

Class Size: 6-8 children per room.

Teacher/Child Ratio: 1 to every 4 children.

Our infant program is committed to promoting quality Montessori infant care for children from six weeks to 16 months, based on American Montessori Society principles. The aim is to accomplish the following:

  • Foster the development of basic trust
  • Assist in the natural development of personality, based on unique needs and wants
  • Respond appropriately to the infant’s needs to be loved, respected, and accepted
  • Nurture infants through their senses, allowing infants to observe and move freely
  • Offer comfort and provide held, and later assisted feedings
  • Maintain a routine that will be both flexible to an infants’ daily needs, yet predictable so that the infant feels secure in her environment
  • Establish a partnership with the family. The family is considered an integral part of the individual’s total development
  • Develop a stronger sense of self, self-confidence, and independence
Bristow Montessori School Infant Program Lead Guide

“The greatest of the human personality begins at the hour of birth, so education must start from birth”

– Maria Montessori

Infant Program Teaching Tools and Concepts

For our Infant Program, the BMS teacher in the infant setting will incorporate the following tools:

  • Knowledge of Montessori philosophy and methodology appropriate for infants
  • Knowledge of early childhood development
  • Observational skills to assist the development of each child
  • Responsive environments to meet the infant’s developmental needs
  • Daily routines and incorporating them into the infant’s curriculum
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Respect for the infant as an individual human being
  • Respect for the environment as a resource for the infant’s development
  • Responsibility to assist and protect the infant’s development

In addition, the BMS Infant Specialists will incorporate the following teaching concepts:

Exposure to Montessori sensory and language materials to build a foundation for confidence and independence, which will be expanded upon in the toddler program.

Some examples include the following:

Practical life: Includes helping infants learn to drink from a bottle, and then a cup and then to eat unassisted

Sensory: Allows an infant to learn about the world through their senses. response activities and touching and grasping various objects

Language: Language activities and materials to encourage using words, increase vocabulary and conversational skills

Art and Music: Through song and dance, infants have access to a variety of large muscle activities that offer them opportunities to jump, climb, balance, crawl, or skip

Infant Program Classroom Environment

The classroom environment for the infant program will include the following:

  • Staff educated in the Montessori philosophy and methodology appropriate for infants
  • Montessori materials and equipment for infants to explore and experience and that are designed to meet the developmental stages and sensitive periods of infants
  • A classroom that conforms to the physical needs of the children:
    • Lots of natural light and child sized tables, chairs, and other furnishings
    • Allowance for freedom of movement, which is essential to the development of the infant’s potential
    • Characteristics of order, simplicity, and beauty which meet the needs of the child and inspires curiosity
  • Flexible sequence of routines and activities that reinforce the rhythmic patterns and activities of individual infants – not a rigid schedule- which is designed to promote the development of social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination, which will help the child gain independence and self-esteem as well as cognitive preparation for their academic future
  • Specific activities are designed to allow the child to develop fine motor (pre-writing) skills, increase the child’s vocabulary, develop coordination and strength
  • Free explorations of the classroom to encourage curiosity and gross motor skills
  • Developmental groupings based on developmental stages: babies, crawlers, and walkers (climbers), to allow for individualized growth
Bristow Montessori School Infant Program

Infant Program Teachers

Mrs. M
Lead Infant Guide
Mrs. Munmun has been with BMS for the last 6 years. She is affectionately known…
Ms. Hoshika
Lead Infant Mobile Guide
Ms. Hoshika has been a valuable asset to Bristow Montessori school for the past four…
Ms. Tracy
Assistant Infant Guide
Ms. Tracy is a fabulous new addition to the Bristow Montessori staff and has worked…
Ms. Sheeza
Assistant Infant Guide
Ms. Sheeza is working as an assistant teacher with our infants . She enjoys working with…
Ms. Samra
Assistant Infant Guide
Ms. Samra joined BMS this year and is an assistant in the infant mobile room. She received…