Infants – Ages 6 weeks to 18 months
Our infant caregivers are experienced and familiar with the key developmental milestones and methods that encourage social, language, and intellectual curiosity. We understand that infants develop at their own pace and grow at their own appropriate level, not necessarily by age. Parents of infants are welcomed to check in daily mid-day during the first few weeks of enrollment as the child transitions to his or her new setting.
Each day your child will thrive as he or she:
Plays! Play is an important component of our program. The teachers guide children during play to enhance the learning experience and help develop key motor and cognitive skills; feels a sense of accomplishment.
Creates and Explores! The creative process begins in infancy. Art and sensory activities encourage development in all of the learning domains, including language, cognition, physical, social-emotional, and scientific. Art with infants is open-ended, allowing them to experiment with new materials.
Listen, sing, and dance to music! Music and creative expression are exceptional tools in teaching the young child. Listening to music helps foster language development while moving to music builds coordination.
Read! Reading is a critical part of our program. Fostering a love of reading and books begins in infancy and creates great reading habits for life. The children are read to on a daily basis, at least twice a day.
Exercise! Exercise is beneficial for people of all ages. When infants move and have the opportunity to exercise, coordination and agility accelerates, as does flexibility and strength. Before infants are mobile, caregivers will get on the floor along side each infant and encourage grabbing, reaching, and stretching. Caregivers find fun and stimulating songs, dances, and games that promote continued movement and muscle strengthening.
The following is a sample daily schedule:
6:30 – 9:00 Breakfast, Play
9:00 -11:00 Nap, Large motor activities, Song, Games, Outdoor walks
11:00 -12:30 Lunch
12:00 – 3:00 Nap time and/or play
3:00 – 3:30 Afternoon snack; Free play, Large motor activities, Outdoor walks
Diaper changing occurs as needed or every two (2) hours at a minimum.