Infants

(6 weeks – 18 months)

Our babies are cared for by friendly, enthusiastic and responsive caregivers in a calm, soothing, happy environment. Their daily needs are addressed with smiles and frequent eye contact. Loving interaction between baby and caregiver is given during diaper changes, feedings, rest time, and playtime.

Our classroom teachers develop lesson plans revolving around a weekly theme, which include individual and group activities. Our infants participate in music time, sensory play, arts & crafts and story time on a daily basis. Babies are also talked to about what they are seeing and experiencing thus encouraging their vocabulary development. Songs are frequently sung and soothing music or nature sounds is played during naps. There is plenty of cuddle time and babies are given plenty of individualized attention.

Parents are kept up to date with a daily sheet that reports feeding times/amounts, diaper changes, nap times, and activities that occurred each day. The staff is responsive to each parent’s concerns and suggestions and baby’s achievements are joyfully shared.

Our room resembles a relaxing home atmosphere with cribs, age appropriate toys, bouncers, high chairs and a comfy rocking chair. Each child has their own cubby for personal items. There is adequate space for the staff to sit on the floor with baby during play. Your child’s happiness and comfort is our first priority as we provide you with a safe, secure and loving environment every day.

INFANT DAILY SCHEDULE

7:30 – 10:00 am: Arrival, Exploration of Materials (Centers)

8:30 – 9:00 am: *Breakfast

9:00 am: Diaper Check

9:45 – 10:15 am: Outside Play/ Gross Motor Activities

10:15 – 10:30 am: Morning Gathering (Songs & Read a Book)

10:30 – 11:15 am: Small Group Time (Sensory Materials & Activity)

11:00 am: Diaper Check

11:15 – 11:30 am: Music Time

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: *Lunch

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Individual Activities – Exploration of Materials/ Nap

1:00 pm: Diaper Check

2:30 – 3:00 pm: Outside Play/ Gross Motor Activities

3:00 – 3:30 pm: *Snack

3:30 pm: Diaper Check

3:30 – 4:30 pm: Small Group Time (Centers, Sensory/ Art Project)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Individual Activities – Exploration of Materials (Centers)

5:15 – 5:30 pm: Diaper Check, Quiet Activities – Departure

*Individual feeding schedules are followed throughout the day