Our Infant program is based on the individual care of your child. Infant I classroom is about babies feeling loved, safe and secure. Infant Teacher's individualize care by practicing Primary Caregiving.
Teachers strive to form an attachment with your baby. Parents and Teachers work in collaboration to decide what is best for the baby. The Parent has the final decision, within our licensing limits.
Throughout the day our Infants are introduced to a variety of developmentally appropriate activities; we offer sensory experiences, literature, music and art (art beginning at 6 months).
Infants are introduced to basic sign language to enhance the communication between Infant and Teacher.
Older Infants begin to discover the joy of some independence. They explore on their own or with the Teacher's reassurance within reach.
Interactive play, sensory, music, dance and literature are a big part of their world. Social engagement is fostered by providing a rich environment that allows individual exploration and sharing.
Independence is encouraged and safe limits are set. Songs are sung, stories read, books and manipulative toys are within reach. Riding toys, soft areas to climb and places to cuddle are available.
Outdoor play, weather permitting, is an essential part of the day.
Our Toddler program is specifically designed with exploration and growth in mind. Toddlers spend the majority of their busy day exploring a carefully planned environment.
Our caring and responsive Teacher's understand that Toddlers want to be independent, as well as emotionally supported in their daily activities.
Teaches provide many opportunities for children to imitate and pretend with familiar props. Literature, art, music/movement, manipulatives, and impromptu conversations are experienced daily.
Cooking and Sensory are provided to introduce pre-math and pre-science skills.
Toddlers are provided active indoor and outdoor activities.
Teachers integrate ideas and content from multiple domains and disciplines, through themes, projects, play and other learning experiences to help children develop an understanding of concepts and make connections across all developmental areas.
Teachers connect curriculum topics with children's interests and with what children already know and can do.
A number of formats are used, including large and small groups, choice time and routines. Teachers help children use communication and language as tools for thinking and learning.
Strategies such as asking questions, offering cues or suggestions, adding complexity or challenge to tasks and providing opportunity and support for children to collaborate with peers.
Clear limits are set regarding unacceptable behaviors. Teachers enforce these limits with re-direction and explanations, in a climate of mutual respect and caring.