Infant Program

Our infant program is offered for children birth-18 months of age.

A typical day with the Infants

 

Nap Time: Many infants take an additional nap during this period but there are also choices available for infants who do not sleep. These include sensory play, stacking rings, blocks, beginning puzzles, and art exploration with edible materials.

6:30-9:00 a.m. Hellos and Good-Byes: Infants arrive and are greeted by the staff. Parents may write notes on the daily charts to relay important feeding, sleeping, and pick-up information to the caregivers. Teachers help children say good-bye to their families. Diapers are changed in two-hour intervals unless the child has a BM, then it is changed immediately and the rotation returns to two hours.  

Eating and Mealtimes: Help children wash hands and eat breakfast. Sit with children and enjoy breakfast together.

Nap Time: They are rocked or patted and fed before their morning nap.

9:00-10:00 a.m. Indoor Play: Infants engage in sensory play and art exploration with edible materials. Infants spend time with their primary caregivers working on individualized goals and objectives. Their development is documented for discussing with parents on both informal and formal levels.
10:00-11:00 a.m. Outdoor Play: Infants are taken out daily (weather permitting). Supervise and interact with children as they explore the playground environment and equipment.
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Eating and Mealtimes: Help children wash hands and eat lunch. Infants are provided their individual infant foods until they are old enough to eat the school lunch. Sit with children and enjoy a snack and conversation. Diapers are changed.
2:00-3:00 p.m. Indoor Play: Infants are involved in individualized activities and play with their primary caregivers.
3:00-4:00 p.m. Outdoor Play: Primary caregivers spend time talking about everything the child sees, hears, smells, etc. This continues to strengthen brain development.
4:00-6:00 p.m. Hellos and Good-Byes: Help children and families reconnect at the end of the day. Greet each parent and share something special about their child’s day.