Our infant program allows individual families to set the routine based upon the needs and unique differences of each child. Our infants have primary caregivers that will work their days around the schedule of those for whom they care. We will ensure the child's basic needs, such as diapering, eating, and napping are met, and we will go beyond that. Every child will have time with a caregiver to provide the essential personal contact, entertainment, and enriching stimulation that infants desire. The teacher plans activities and enhances interactions with basic art, music, and exercise that is developmentally appropriate for the individual.
Every moment offers opportunities for learning. Our teachers capitalize on these moments and help each baby establish trust, discover and feel good about themselves, tackle a motor task, realize the power of language, and begin to understand their new world from many angles. This is accomplished as each teacher keys into the verbal and non-verbal messages an individual child is sending. Our infant teachers, with the education and understanding of early childhood development, know that rich verbal interactions with children help them to understand that language is a tool for identifying and expressing their needs, ideas and feelings in later life.
Each of our caregivers accepts that infants need to explore the world through mouthing and touching, therefore, we sanitize all surface areas and toys with an environmentally friendly cleaner. The teachers prepare and plan the room to be cozy, inviting and a stimulating place for your child. The toys are rotated to keep up with your child’s growth and interest. Infants view the world from many angles and are allowed that experience. This includes crawling, rocking, being carried, stroller rides, indoor and outdoor activities so that various perspectives are gained. Diaper changing, feeding and other routines are vital times for communication, self-discovery and socializing. When appropriate, they are encouraged to feed themselves despite the messiness that accompanies this activity.