Infants

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Infants

Social skills: We provide infants with age appropriate toys that encourage exploration and interaction between other children and adults. Caregivers become role models by imitating expressions and gestures of the infants.



Cognitive skills: We provide infants with opportunities to explore their environment through various sensory activities. Caregivers encourage sensory motor play based on infants interest and involvement. Infants gain new knowledge through play.



Emotional skills: We provide individualized attention to encourage a positive relationship. Caregiver and infant interactions are pleasant, use frequent eye contact, talk in a calm voice, and use gentle, supportive responses that develop trust in infants.



Physical skills: We provide infants a safe, sensitive, and pleasing arrangement of learning areas to enhance gross and fine motor skills.





​Program:

  • The infant room doesn't follow a set schedule. Rather, the infants are cared for according to their own individual schedules. 

  • Infants are rocked and diapered before naps and when needed throughout the day.

  • Floor time is encouraged for play.

  • Infants go outside when appropriate.

  • An infant diary is written daily detailing your baby's day. Naps, bottles, diaper changes, etc. are recorded.



​Feeding and Diapering:

  • Breast milk is labeled by the parent and stored in the refrigerator in the infant room.

  • Bottles of formula are stored in the refrigerator in the infant room. With parental permission, formula is made by the caregivers as needed

  • For infants on solid foods, breakfast is typically served around 8:00 am. Lunch (provided by parents) is served around 11:00 am, and a snack is provided around 3:00 pm.

  • The following are provided by parents and labeled with the child's name: diapers, wipes, diaper cream, extra special blanket, pacifier and/or "lovey", bottles, breast milk or formula, extra set of clothes, and sunscreen.