3 months - 18 months
Our Infant program is committed to promoting quality care for children 3 months to 18 months. The main aim of our infant program is to foster the development of their personality and basic trust by providing an environment where people respond appropriately to the infant’s verbal and non-verbal communication of the need to be loved, accepted and respected. The infant is exposed to a variety of interesting objects to look at, explore and experience, which are designed to meet their development stages and sensitive periods.
- Snacks and meals are included in the price of tuition once your child is on solid food.
- Our teachers are loving, nurturing and experienced.
- Our staff is trained in CPR and First Aid.
- We adhere to safe sleep methods.
As the child approaches 18 months, we will slowly transition them to our toddler environment. We send them to their new class for a short time each day, building upon the amount of time spent until the child is comfortable spending an entire day. This allows for a smooth transition, while allowing the child to explore their new environment, teachers, and classmates. They are allowed to build a sense of trust without regression or feeling overwhelmed.
Our Infant environment consists of mixed ages 3 months to 18 months for role modeling purposes. Children in a mixed age setting learn from one another through observation and interaction, allowing for a high rate of development in their social skills, mental capacity, confidence, and sense of community.
Practical life activities help give the child a sense of being and belonging, established through participation in daily life with us. Through practice and experience, our Infants work towards following simple commands plus building concentration levels, a sense of order and body coordination.
Sensory play enhances learning through hands-on activities that stimulate the child’s senses. Children are designed to explore the world via their senses. That’s why babies and toddlers touch and put everything in their mouths. Sensory exploration is a child’s way of examining, discovering, categorizing and making sense of the world. We encourage this through exploration of textures, colors, sizes and dimensions.
Teachers work with our Infants daily by interacting with them to build vocabulary. As the child grows, we focus on basic grouping such as colors, numbers, body parts, animals & sounds, fruits, vegetables, and labeling objects in the environment. In addition, the children will enrich their language through daily singing and story time.
Infants are exposed to basic counting through daily play and activities with teacher interaction.