In our infant classroom, we offer the
comforts of home. Our experienced
caregivers are responsible for making sure all babies are talked to, read to,
held and nurtured. Bottles, food and
diaper changes follow each infant’s own individual schedule. Daily reports are given to each parent each
This is the age babies begin learning the basics: Use of hands and feet, familiar sounds and recognition of what they see and feel. In general, the exploration of the five senses is key at this young age. Babies are encouraged to use fine motor and gross motor skills as they learn to eat and drink with their hands, crawl, and walk at their own pace. As they develop, their caregivers offer the babies new challenges.
Each baby has his/her own crib in a colorful and spacious room. Parents are encouraged to bring a toy to link his/her daily activity with home. Depending on their level of strength and ability, babies have carpet play and climbing toys. The infant teachers encourage them in all their gross motor skills of rolling over, crawling, pulling up, and walking. At around 12 months, when babies have mastered walking and feeding themselves, they are ready for graduation into the Wobbler class.
Infants follow individualized schedules based on their feeding and sleeping needs. The infant teachers work with each family to develop this schedule at the beginning of care and as the infant grows and develops through the year.