Montessori Scope and Sequence: Infant
The Infant Scope and Sequence was designed to be a comprehensive resource that provides essential information to Montessori guides for the youngest Montessori children. As was mentioned in the introduction, this scope and sequence was not intended to be a “one-size-fits-all” checklist of all the lessons and materials that should be covered, but instead a resource to select from when planning lessons and recording student progress.
The organizational design of the Infant Scope and Sequence was created specifically to be used in Montessori Compass. Within Montessori Compass, guides have access to the entire scope and sequence for their classrooms, but can use the organizational structure and search features to efficiently find the exact content they need. It is also important to note that within Montessori Compass, schools and guides can adapt the curriculum, at any organizational level, to meet their own needs.
Montessori students are encouraged to express their feelings and use their senses to explore their world from a very young age. Fine motor, gross motor, auditory discrimination, self expression, and practical life skills are promoted through lessons and materials. With these goals in mind, the sequence of the use of lessons and materials is important. All of the content for the Infant Scope and Sequence is divided into sub-categories and these sub-categories and the lessons within them are listed in the order in which they would be introduced for most children in many Montessori classrooms.
Infant Scope and Sequence in Montessori Compass
The Infant Scope and Sequence is designed to help guides track the development of their young students. Sub-categories within the curriculum range from areas focused on Motor Development to areas focused on Sensory Development. In the example to the right the sub-category of "Integrated Eye-Hand Development" is expanded to display a list of associated lessons arranged in sequence by age.
Viewing Infant Scope and Sequence Online
The Infant Scope and Sequence is displayed on the spreadsheet with the same organization as within MC. For the example given above, the lessons related to the "Integrated Eye-Hand Development" sub-category are listed in sequence.
The viewer contains controls to help you better navigate the S&S. The 4 horizontal lines = Table of Contents, Magnifying Glass = Search, and the Square on right = Full-Screen.