The AMI Teacher Training for this stage is termed “Assistants to Infancy” and addresses human development from birth to three years of age. It is a nurturing social community rather than a classroom as such. Because the teacher is uniquely prepared to consider the child’s development from birth, having a child in our Toddler Community provides support for the entire family from infant stages onward. The Montessori curriculum is developmentally appropriate, using simple materials for food preparation, art, hand-eye coordination, and language development. The children also enjoy music and dance, learning to be joyful, contributing members of a group. Children learn to care for the environment and for others.