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6 wks.
– 3 yrs.
830 N. Mason Rd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Email DavidDavid Shelton-Dodge
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After you've read a bit about our community, feel free to give me a call or e-mail me to arrange a visit. I love to show parents how amazing infants and toddlers are given the independence and freedom of a prepared Montessori environment. I think you'll be delighted. We have been in our building for about 15 years, so this year we did an extensive renovation of the building--adding a second infant class. The infant classes are large and both open onto a semi-circular room with floor to ceiling glass to the woods. The floors are heated in cold weather to keep the infants warm. We are very proud of our program and the highly qualified teachers. Please give us a call and make a date to visit. David Shelton-Dodge

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Mother's Day Seminar and Brunch
Saturday, April 29, 2017
9AM until Noon
Hope Preschool/Infant-Toddler Community

Botanical Gardens Field Trip
Friday, May 05, 2017
Botanical Gardens/Tower Grove Park

Ice Cream Social
Friday, May 26, 2017
Infant-Toddler Community

Memorial Day Observed
Monday, May 29, 2017
all day
Infant-Toddler Community

Father's Day Breakfast/Golf Outing
Friday, June 09, 2017
Infant-Toddler Community





Daily walkWhen you tour our Infant Toddler Community in Creve Coeur school, you will quickly recognize that the Montessori approach is about self-mastery. You will see children at ease, purposeful, curious, and confident. They are not perfect. They are not always serious or quiet, but they are very involved with being children and learning to cope with the world. The adults who care for them are loving and respectful of each child's individuality.

Campus Highlights
Infant-Toddler Programs
(8 wks-3 yrs)
We understand the infant and toddler's need for activity and for independence. Careful, daily observation of our young children guides us in personalizing the environment to best meet each child's needs.
A Secure Place To Play Playgrounds
Our playgrounds surround the building and are accessible from the outside door of each classroom. Play areas are fenced in with locked gates and these areas are hidden from public view. Each classroom has a garden that the children plant and care for and harvest. Playgrounds offer active, large motor, experimental play. Swings, sand, riding toys, climbing toys, bridges, bars, the tree house and balls comprise some of the developmentally appropriate playground activities. Play is supervised and playgrounds are inspected on an ongoing basis for safety.
Student-Teacher Ratio
We have one adult to each three children in our infant program from 8 weeks to 15 months. Our toddlers, approximately 15 to 36 months, have one teacher for each six children. Each classroom is supervised by a Montessori Educator certified by the American Montessori Society for the ages of birth to 3.

The Infant-Toddler Community is located off North Mason Road on a hill just above, and adjacent, to the Hope Montessori Creve Coeur preschool.

The school is designed to serve infants as young as 6 weeks and toddlers to the age of 3 years.

Like all Hope Montessori Academy schools, the Infant-Toddler Community classrooms and play areas are designed to feel more like home than a classroom. No where is this more evident than in the infant area where our smallest children are allowed to play, stretch, grab and explore on specially radiant heated floors.

A Montessori education is preparation for life. Our work supplements the parent's work in helping the children develop self-calming, self-control and self-confidence. Instead of looking at the child's behavior as what they are, we look at who the child may become. Optimism, positive attitudes, and hope for the future are essential to the success of children and our culture.


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Infant Toddler Community (Creve Coeur) | 830 N. Mason Rd., MO 63141 — (314) 878-1144
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