Nido, the Italian word for nest, is appropriately used in describing the infant room’s safe, cozy atmosphere for beginning life. Nido class serves as the child’s first home away from home. The child can fulfill his need for order, love, security, independence, and exploration. In the NIDO, the children will be met with warmth, love, care and respect. The adults in the classroom aide the child has he develops hand-eye coordination, grasping skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, language and coordination of their body through movement.
Our NIDO program provides a comforting place to breastfeed and learn skills to aid in the development of the infant as well as weaning when ready, preparation for toileting skills, and having a gentle physical separation. Transitioning to the Nido classroom