Your Infant’s Day
Our teacher’s follow the schedule of the infant and not the clock. This rhythmic response that involves communication with parents to assess what the infant’s current needs might be. Infants eat and nap according to their own schedules. Families must communicate the child’s schedule including when the child should eat, receive bottles, and/or sleep. Diapers are checked throughout the day and changed every (2) hours or as needed. The time as well as the number and nature of changes are recorded. The classroom environment is arranged to increase the children’s growth and development in the following areas: gross and fine motor, emotional, cognitive, language, and self-help. The curriculum involves stimulation, sand and water play, puzzles, manipulative toys, books and music. Walks or outdoor play is also part of the day.
Research has shown that engaging infants in interactive experiences that involve sensory, motor, and social explorations will build brain connections. Our curriculum involves stimulation, sand and water play, puzzles, manipulative toys, books and music. Talking, reading and singing are important interactions as well. Walks and outdoor play is also part of the day.
In addition to nutrition and daily needs, your infant will explore the world around them through language (babbling), gross motor skills and fine motor skills (holding a bottle independently). Our teachers will sing to the children and rock them periodically throughout the day. These interactions foster their cognitive and emotional development.
In their classroom, teachers play with the babies on mats for tummy time and also encourage sitting up, crawling and standing. Mirrors at their level stimulate recognition and encourage children to pull themselves up at the sight of their reflection.
We will also display family photos to emulate their home environment. We want every child to feel happy, safe and secure in our care. Our teachers will be responsive to each infant’s needs and daily routines while partnering with you.