Our infant program is designed to meet the basic physical needs of each child by providing a nurturing environment where each child’s schedule is based off of the plan provided by the parents. After meeting the physical needs of food, diapering and resting, children are exposed to music and movement activities and early literacy experiences that will stimulate the child’s brain and body to help them reach those significant early learning milestones. Teachers provide music, rhymes, books, art, and sensory experiences that guide the child to explore their world and help them become ready to grow and learn.
Daily reports are given at the close of each day outlining both the physical and intellectual activities in which the child has participated. Every note is personalized with a daily message from the child’s teacher outlining an activity that your child has shown great interest in.
Our Infants care program includes the following elements:
- Social Emotional development - As the teachers interact with the infants in their daily care it encourages early relationships and nurturing, responsive interactions. Infants learn ways of being in relationships, how to get their needs and wants met, and how to identify and regulate emotions.
- Cognitive development - Cognitive skills encompass your baby's ability to think, learn, understand, problem-solve, reason, and remember. From birth, babies absorbs information and start building cognitive skills — even if it's not obvious at first. In fact, the care and experiences we provide can affect the development of your baby’s brain.
- Sensory stimulation - Our infant teachers engages the infants in activities for seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting that are numerous and repetitive for proper sensory stimulation. Sensory stimulation is linked to emotional, cognitive and physical development. All of the senses need to work together so that infants can move, learn and behave in a typical manner.
- Motor skills - The infant room teachers provide opportunities that encourage infants to practice the necessary motor skills for learning to lift and turn their heads, to sit up, crawl and walk. Developing motor skills allows the child to become more independent.
- Music with movement - Music affects the physical, emotional, intellectual development, and strengthens cognitive and sensory development. Teachers provide vocal as well as instrumental music for Infants, so they may recognize the melody of a song long before they understand the words. Our older infants often try to mimic sounds and start moving to the music.
- Science / Nature study activities - Our infant teachers encourage investigation and exploration every day, so that infants learn more about the world around them. They encounter and investigate the unexpected daily through their guided and indirect play. Nature-based learning is a great way to explore shapes, colors, textures, scents and sounds. As the seasons change, our teachers provide an abundant array of learning experiences/activities.