In our infant program, caring, supportive teachers foster social-emotional development through nurturing relationships with the children, while infants develop physical skills as they learn to move and manipulate toys. Teachers and parents work together to create a daily schedule full of learning experiences and caregiving moments. Individual and small-group connection activities and rich, meaningful interactions encourage infants’ cognitive skills as they learn to navigate their world. Our teachers nurture and encourage the children as they begin to communicate, crawl and walk. These developing skills lead to an expansion of emotions, such as frustration if children stumble while learning to walk, and joy when they succeed.
Safety: In our infant program your baby’s safety and security is the highest priority. We adhere to all of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for safe sleep. Infants are placed on their backs to sleep in cribs that are compliant with the most up-to-date standards. Cribs are not shared; no soft bedding is permitted in the cribs and our highly trained teachers complete documented crib checks on sleeping infants at least every ten minutes. Our infant rooms are “baby-proofed” and proper, state mandated infant-to-teacher ratios are always maintained. Infants are held when bottle-fed and all toys are age- appropriate and sanitized. Extra measures are in place to ensure hand washing and diapering are performed to maintain the highest level of cleanliness.