Infancy is a very special time in life when a child requires a consistent group of people who will see to their basic needs in a loving, safe and stimulating environment, which is necessary to a healthy beginning. We respect the individuality of each child, and support their earliest milestones; encouraging the cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth and development of each child at his/her own rate in his/her own way. Caregivers spend the majority of their time on the floor interacting with infants at their level.
Our small groups (infant to teacher ratio in our infant program is 4 to 1, with a maximum of 8 infants in this room) and excellent staff provide individual attention and detailed information about your baby's day. Other key elements of our infant environment include, but are not limited to: safety, freedom to explore within reasonable boundaries, responsive toys which do interesting things when manipulated and toys and materials always kept within the child's reach. Our infant program includes many activities that focus on the child becoming more familiar with his/her world through looking, listening, touching, communicating, moving, discovering and solving. Some examples of these activities include: simple puzzles, music (singing, dance, clapping), age appropriate games, books, manipulatives that engage all of the senses and learning to roll, scoot, crawl, sit, stand and walk.
Numerous studies have found that massage plays a significant role in promoting the proper growth and healthy development of infants and toddlers. Physically, massage stimulates the nerves, increases blood flow and strengthens the immune system. It can relieve a host of childhood complaints from colic to constipation. A daily rubdown on a baby’s belly, for example, helps work out gas and regulates digestion. Massaging the chest may ease congestion. Gently
We know that infancy is a special time in the life of a child. Our qualified staff devotes the necessary attention to each infant.
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Our infant and toddler programs also incorporate sign language into the child’s daily learning environment. Our program provides guidance and tools to parents and caregivers on how to communicate with their toddlers through sign language before their child can speak.
stroking an infant’s face can improve his/her ability to suck. Most of all, massage is good for caregiver-child bonding.Our infant and toddler teachers are trained on proper massage techniques during their orientation. Parents are asked to supply massage oil or lotion, so your infants and toddlers can benefit from massage.