Baby's First Year
Leaving your baby in childcare is one of the hardest things to do. We understand. Many of us have been there too. Our goal is to make you and your child feel like the infant room is an extension of your home. Our nurturing staff will work with you to make sure that feeding, napping, and daily routines are consistent with those of your child’s home environment. We believe that meeting each child’s emotional, social, and developmental needs is just as important as meeting their physical needs. Upon enrolling your child, you will receive an infant information sheet. This form will provide the classroom staff with information about your child’s feeding schedule, napping preferences, and other details about their daily routine. This form will be updated as needed throughout your child’s time in the infant room.
Infants are natural explorers and love learning about the world around them through their senses. Each infant has their own development plan that targets the cognitive, physical, and social/emotional development of the children. As very young infants, children are given opportunities throughout the day to engage in floor and tummy time so that they can stretch and develop their muscles. Plenty of space is provided for infants to crawl, pull themselves up, and eventually begin walking. Art and sensory activities are introduced to infants as they get a little older and allow them to explore new materials and objects through their senses. Engaging with children through singing songs, reading books, and active play is also an important part of our daily routine. As often as the weather allows, staff will also take children outside. We have strollers for walks and a playground for children to enjoy.
Your baby's teachers are here to encourage, support and care for your baby, as well as help you in any way that they can.