Each infant’s daily schedule is individually planned according to the infant’s developmental level and needs. A primary caregiver is established for each infant. This person is responsible for communicating with the child’s parents on a daily basis. A written report of the day’s accomplishments is made available. Parents are informed about what the child ate, how long the child napped, diaper changes, and overall evaluation of the day. Reminders to bring in additional items might also be included on the form.
In addition to all of the care and nurturing that takes place with our infants, the teachers stimulate infants’ senses to encourage their mental and physical development. The Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers provides an ideal environment in which your child will learn to grasp toys, vocalize sounds, recognize pictures of familiar objects and acquire a variety of other skills. The teacher reinforces the babies’ development without disrupting their daily schedule.
Infants are fed upon demand or at parental request. At 12 months, we ask that breakfast be served to your infant at home in preparation for his/her transition to the toddler program.
Infants will play on the carpet with caregivers at hand providing your infant stimulating activities. Outside time will be provided as the occasion arises and weather permits.
Infants nap on an individual schedule in an assigned crib. Parents need to provide a sleep sack. Crib sheets are provided and laundered by the center. Parents provide bottles that are labeled with the child’s name and date of preparation. The parent will provide all baby food. After the child is on table food, food will be provided by the center.