Boulder County, Colorado

Who We Are

Boulder County needs more and better centers for infants and toddlers. We have the knowledge, experience, love, and desire to help fill this need.

trackvw3Shady place for drawing on the easel, while others, further down, play in sandbox.
trackvw2The large circular track provides a great space to ride, push, and pull a wide array of vehicles.
trackvw1Toddlers will push, pull, drag all kinds of outdoor materials.
trackvw1The leaf pile gives opportunities for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

Our approach

Heart & Hands Montessori: A Rich and Fun Learning Environment for the Very Young!

The center offers full day, full year care to infants and toddlers. Center hours are convenient for the schedules of working parents. Most children will attend full time (5 days per week) which benefits their connection with the teachers and other children as well as to activities which support their development.
Child-Directed Work: Our philosophy is to observe each child and offer an educational program based on his or her development. We support children in their natural abilities and let each child lead the way according to interests and motor abilities. This approach leads to greater engagement, growth of instrinsic motivation and development of responsibility.
Multi-Aged Classrooms: Infant classrooms have multiple ages from 6 weeks through 16 months; Todders are from 16 through 36 months. The benefits from the Montessori approach is that the younger children learn from the older ones who model the routines and how to handle the materials in the classroom. The older children take on more of a leadership role by reaching out to help and care for the younger ones. Because children develop physically, mentally and emotionally at their own pace, it is not effective to divide children by birthdays, such as the under ones, the twos, and the threes.
Freedom Within Limits: We respect each child as an individual in his or her own right and we believe that clear and respectful communication and touch are essential. We endeavor to create a partnership with each child by engaging interest and collaboration in all activities. At the same time we establish freedom within limits in the way the environment is set up, and the manner in which the teachers match children with work that they need and want to do. For example, if a child starts climbing on a table, we find a way to get the child to an indoor or outdoor climber. This supports a way of caring and responsibility for one’s self, others and the environment.

Unique program

High standards, full year, full day, comprehensive, vibrant.

Safe, nurturing, spacious.

Trained and specialized staff (Montessori and RIE).

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Updated - February 2, 2023

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