Infant old

Ages 6 weeks to 18 months
  • Nurturing and encouraging caregivers

    Our caregiver’s most important role is to provide warm, loving care just as you would if you were with your child during the day. We also encourage developmental milestones, inspiring self-confidence, fostering independence, developing focus and concentration, and building coordination through fine and gross motor skills.    

    The program is designed to duplicate the loving care and gentle stimulation of the senses that an infant needs to grow and develop to his or her full potential.

  • "The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator.”~Maria Montessori
  • Partners in your child's care

    The ratio of children to adults is never more than four to one with each child being assigned to a “primary care giver” who monitors that child’s schedule and communicates the child’s accomplishments, tendencies, and concerns to the parent on a daily basis.

    We firmly believe in the need for open and thorough communication between the caregiver and the home to provide secure, loving care for each child and confidence for each parent. To this end, we will send you daily emails highlighting your child’s activities for that day and a photo of some of the fun your child experiences.

  • Classroom

    The room is tastefully decorated and equipped to provide freedom of movement and gentle stimulation. All equipment and toys are sanitized several times a week in our state-of-the-art sanitizing machines to prevent the spread of germs.

    Food is refrigerated and then heated in a microwave or bottle warmer as necessary. Each child has his or her own sleeping area and all items such as bottles, pacifiers, diapers, sheets, and so on are labeled and stored separately.

  • Activities

    During the day the children are held and cuddled. Each is fed by his or her primary caregiver. Each child spends time interacting with mobiles or toys and in “playtime” with a loving adult. Additionally, we offer “baby yoga” which improves strength, flexibility and coordination and baby sign language which enhances brain development among other benefits.

    Baby Signs is a sign language program simplified for infants and toddlers which help the child realize, first, that he or she can communicate needs, feelings, and desires to the adults around them. Research has shown that children who come to understand this fundamental concept of communication tend to start talking earlier, develop bigger vocabularies, and even exhibit enhanced cognitive abilities into their elementary school years and beyond.

  • Schedule

    Flexible scheduling allows each child to eat, sleep, or play according to his or her own natural timetable. Separate, quiet sleeping rooms help promote healthy sleep habits. The children are taken outside for fresh air as long as the weather is appropriate.

    Simple songs, finger plays, and stories are part of the day. Adults smile and interact with individual children to insure that a strong emotional bond exists and to stimulate the development of speech for each child.

  • Your child's next phase

    As your child approaches 18 months of age we will begin arranging visits to the toddler room to ease the transition to this new and exciting stage of development. Some children may be ready for the greater social interaction of the toddler program sooner while others may need the security of the infant program longer.

    As always, our thoughts will be shared with you, the parents, as we work together to provide the best infant care program and choices for your child.

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