Infant Nursery Program
In our infant nursery we work in partnership with you, the parents or guardians, to meet the needs and encourage the healthy development of each infant on an individual basis. From early infancy, we give our love to the babies entrusted to our care so they will grow with trust in themselves and in others. Wholesome care will be provided in an atmosphere of warmth and love so that each one of these special little ones can mature with a special sense of security. Each baby in our care has a new curriculum developed each month to enhance progressive learning. In the early months, our focus is on providing supervised "tummy time" to help infants learn to grasp objects out of their reach, lift their head, develop muscle arm and leg strength to push up and start to crawl. As development progresses, the curriculum focuses on strategies that help infants learn to sit up, creep, crawl, climb and walk according to their own individualized developmental clock. Gross motor, fine motor, music, cradle literacy, and learning to handle their emotional responses are blocks that build on one another which is way individuation of goals varies from infant to infant. Daily sheets will detail diaper changes, foods eaten, time spent sleeping, and the curriculum focused on that day. In partnership with families, our infants evolve to be more independent, curious, and fascinated with learning more and more about themselves, their families and their world.
Our vision is providing our children with a prepared environment that provides the opportunity for physical, emotional, and intellectual growth. Our aim is to stimulate the child’s development in:
- A more positive self-image
- Expressing himself / herself creatively
- Responsibility and learning to make safe choices
- Sharing and compatibility
All of our play equipment and work material is carefully selected for its value in attaining these goals. Our program is flexible, allowing children a wide choice of activities. A good balance of quiet and active play, both in and outdoors, is encouraged. Children are always around equipment and toys that are safe and practical for their age.
Our philosophy is to give quality care and guidance to young children by supplementing the home environment and providing children with an atmosphere that is rich in meaningful learning experiences during the early, formative years. All children will be treated with respect and at no time will be subject to physically or verbally demeaning punishment. We will provide a creative and warm environment which will include: arts, crafts, music, sensory activities, academics, stories, emotional regulation and manners, indoor/ outdoor play, quiet times, and nap times.
Our excellent curriculum allows our infants to learn different forms of communications such as Sign Language, Spanish, and English.