Infants - Program Overview

Infant Room 3 - 11 months: Teacher to child ratio 1:4

Our highly trained and state licensed Infant and Toddler Teachers nurture each individual child with personal care. Our emphasis at this age group is on our students development. Therefore we focus on providing them with activities that promote early stimulation through sensory, early literacy and physical activities. Our Infant and Toddler Teachers pay special attention on their students individual needs, schedules, and development to be able to create strong bonds, build quality relationships, and foster each child’s growth at their own pace. Our classrooms are furnished with developmentally appropriate materials and equipment to enable our students to learn and grow.

Although most of our activities and interactions with the infants take place in their classroom, we also give the infants the opportunity to explore and move in bigger ways in our Infant and Toddler outdoor playground where climbing, crawling, jumping, walking, riding, and throwing balls and much more are encouraged. In addition we have strollers to take the children for walks throughout the building when appropriate to explore and learn about the world around them.

Communication

Because communication is the key to keeping parents involved and aware of their child’s activities and growth while at the center we will provide the following:

  • Kinderlime App - A software program that can be used on smartphones, tablets and laptops to easily see if and when your child was picked up/dropped off, view photos your child’s activities and daily sheet tracking each child’s activities, meals, diapering, and sleep.
  • The opportunity to develop relationships between the classroom and the families through our family events and activities.
  • Parent-Teacher conferences two times per year covering each infant’s development and growth.
  • Frequent conversations between teachers and parents either in person or by phone.
  • Our center’s open door policy which allows parents to visit at any time and spend time in the classroom.

Objectives for Development and Learning

Social Emotional

  • Regulates own emotions and behaviors
  • Establishes and sustains positive relationships
  • Participates cooperatively and constructively in group situations

Language

  • Listens to and understands increasingly complex language
  • Uses language to express thoughts and needs
  • Uses appropriate conversational and other communication skills

Physical

  • Demonstrates traveling skills
  • Demonstrates balancing skills
  • Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills
  • Demonstrates ne-motor strength and coordination

Cognitive

  • Demonstrates positive approaches to learning
  • Remembers and connects experiences
  • Uses classification skills
  • Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

Infant Room Daily Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Early Morning*

  • Arrival and Greeting
  • Breakfast offered as needed
  • Exploration and Free Choice Play

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Mid- Morning*

  • Snack offered as needed for older infants
  • Fine/Gross Motor Skills Activity
  • Outdoor Playground - Stroller Walk

11:30 - 12:30 PM

  • Lunch offered as needed for older infants

12:30 - 3:30 PM

Early Afternoon*

  • Rest time offered as needed for older infants
  • Snack offered as needed for older infants
  • Sensory Activity
  • Music and Singing

3:30 - 5:30 PM

Late Afternoon*

  • Large Motor Play
  • Fine/Gross Motor Skills Activity
  • Outdoor Playground - Stroller Walk
  • Early Literacy Activity

5:30 - 6:00 PM

  • Departure

*Hygiene Routine Care is ongoing and provided on demand. It includes diapering, nose wiping and hand washing.