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 report is sent home each day with information concerning the child's activities, meals, naps and overall disposition.
Caregivers implement weekly activities for each child. Colorful pictures, puppets, stories, and 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 light bright 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 activities, and is surrounded by a sense of security and love.
A typical day would include:
Arrival Time: As the parent and child arrive, a warm and loving caregiver greets the infant. During this time, his mother/father puts his food away and fills out their part of the daily sheet. Parents communicate to the caregivers important changes and updates for the child’s day.
Morning Activities: An infant’s morning is spent exploring. Primary Caregivers schedule uninterrupted times for play and interaction. 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, and interaction with other babies.
Mealtimes: Infants are fed according to their needs, with instructions from their parents. Caregivers individually feed each infant.
Afternoon Times: An infant's day continues with gentle stimulation activities such as interaction with other infants, playing with their primary caregiver and gross motor activities such as crawling.
Departure: As the parent arrives in the afternoon, caregivers share with parents, details of their child's day and any developmental milestones achieved during the day.
Our infant program emphasizes a nurturing environment, introducing babies to healthy social and emotional interaction, language acquisition, body awareness, and motor control.
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.