Infants and Toddlers
Children must be at least 6 weeks of age for our Infant Room. Your child will be cared for within our 1:4 ratio and fed upon demand. Diapering will be done no more than every 2 hours unless needed. A daily report is sent home each day with information concerning the child's activities, meals, naps and overall disposition.
Teachers implement weekly activities for each child. Colorful pictures, puppets, stories, as well as engaging songs and rhymes encourage the child's physical, intellectual and emotional growth. Parent conferences are conducted twice a year. However, parents are always welcome and encouraged to visit our classrooms and discuss their child's progress. We collaborate closely with parents to ensure your infant develops a healthy sense of trust, is stimulated by his or her activities, and is surrounded by a sense of security and love.
Our infant program emphasizes a nurturing environment, introducing babies to healthy social and emotional interaction, language acquisition, body awareness, and motor control.
A typical day would include:
Morning Activities: An infant’s morning is spent exploring. Infants are encouraged to grow and learn in an environment that changes according to their individual developmental level. Morning activities range from reading books, free play, music, sensory and gross motor activities, art projects and interaction with other babies.
Mealtimes: Infants are fed according to their needs with instruction from their parents. Teachers will assist in feeding each infant, and encourage independence as the child begins to eat on their own.
Afternoon Activities: An infant's day continues with gentle stimulation activities such as interaction with other infants, playing with their teacher and gross motor activities.
In our toddler program, we build on skills learned in the infant program and provide a safe and happy environment for toddlers to become more independent. Problem solving, concept formation, cooperation and self-help skills are also introduced. The toddler classroom has a staff to child ratio of 1:5.
A typical day would include:
Morning Activities: A toddler's morning is spent learning and exploring. Toddlers are encouraged to grow and learn in an environment that changes according to their developmental level. Morning activities range from group time, reading books, free play, music, sensory and gross motor activities, art projects and interaction with other students.
Mealtimes: Students have scheduled meal times in this classroom. We provide breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack and an evening snack. During each meal, we promote independence as students serve and feed themselves in family style dining.
Nap Time: Throughout the school year, our toddler class will rest for two hours a day.
Bible: Children will spend a part of each day participating in a bible lesson where they will build character qualities, experience biblical scripture, songs, verses and words of encouragement. Each month features a different bible story or theme and key bible verses that will help our students learn valuable life lessons and skills.
Afternoon Activities: A toddler's day continues with additional learning and play time. Afternoon activities range from reading books, free play during centers, music, sensory and gross motor activities, and interaction with other students.