Infant/toddler Room 6 week-35 month
The beginning of wonderful pre-school memories starts in our infant room!
Our babies and young toddlers are cared for by friendly, enthusiastic, and responsive caregivers in a calm, soothing, happy environment.
Their daily needs are addressed with smiles and frequent eye contact. Loving interaction between baby and caregiver is given during diaper changes, feedings, rest time, and playtime.
Babies and young toddlers are talked to about what they are seeing and experiencing thus encouraging their vocabulary development. Learning about feelings is an important developmental aspect of all children. Our infants focus on listening and responding to sounds, voices, words, sensations, and facial expressions as well as communicating with movements, gestures, facial expressions, sounds, and words. Songs are frequently sung and soothing music is played during naps.
There is plenty of cuddle time and babies are given plenty of individualized attention. Parents are kept up to date with a daily sheet that reports feeding times/amounts, diaper changes, nap times, and activities that occurred each day through our online app.
The staff is responsive to each parent’s concerns and suggestions and baby’s achievements are joyfully shared.
Our room resembles a relaxing home atmosphere with cribs, age-appropriate toys, bouncers, high chairs and a comfy rocking chair. Each child has their own cubby for personal items. There is adequate space for the staff to sit on the floor with baby during play.
This nurturing environment provides the structure that allows the students to grow and learn while feeling safe and comfortable. Students are given daily opportunities to explore and learn through age-appropriate toys and projects.
Children in the Toddler Classroom are encouraged to try to use their words to express their needs and wants. The activities in the Toddler Classroom are developed to create learning experiences and social experiences through play, projects, and activities. They focus on solving problems encountered in exploration and play. Learning about thinking skills is a valuable aspect of our toddler rooms. Each child will gain an understanding of basic concepts and relationships. They will be able to apply knowledge to new situations. They will also be able to develop strategies for solving problems.
Our toddlers will learn by moving and doing. They will develop gross motor skills as well as fine motor skills. They will learn to coordinate their eye and hand movements as well as develop self-help skills.
A daily sheet is filled out on our online app to let parents know when the child was changed throughout the day, what they ate, and how long they slept.