Program ~ 8weeks to ~18 months
experiences infants have during the early months of life are crucial to
brain development. Lots of personal attention and interaction between
and your infant will promote basic intellectual and social skills. I
that singing, reading, and talking are just some of the behaviors that
development during this critical stage. Our infant program offers a
nurturing environment for your child to grow.
All infants have their own schedule and we
work with each parent to
ensure that their child feels safe and needs are met at all times. We
our littlest ones needs are highest.
is vital for even our youngest learners.
Our educated and experienced staff provides a
weekly curriculum which
focuses on cognitive, motor and self-help skills. We also introduce our
to sign language at 4-6 months of age to facilitate communication.
ready to communicate with us before they can speak. It can be very frustrating for our little
ones when they want to tell us something and we do not understand them. There has been a lot of research lately that
shows babies can learn sign language! By
learning signs babies can communicate at an earlier age. They
are also much happier because their needs are being met more often. I feel
it is important to provide our toddlers with an environment full of
infants and toddlers have a desire to communicate their needs and
lack the ability to do so clearly because the production of speech lags
cognitive ability in the first years of life. Proponents of baby sign
say that this gap between desire to communicate and ability often leads
frustration and tantrums However, since hand–eye coordination develops
than acquisition of verbal skills, infants can learn simple signs for
words such as "eat", "sleep", "more",
"hug", and play"
they are able to produce understandable speech.
will learn the following age-appropriate social, emotional, physical,
intellectual skills in our care.
with others by expressing needs through babbling, gestures, and facial
teachers’ speech rhythms and inflections
with picture books, puppets, and photo cards
to stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays
in sensitive, responsive interactions with highly attentive teachers
self-expression through creative arts and play
head, rolling from side to side, and crawling
standing and walking with direct support from attentive staff
body movements through music and dance
the environment through the five senses
with objects of different shapes, sizes, and textures
with concepts of spatial orientation and cause and effect
enters her second year and becomes a toddler, crawling vigorously,
walk and even talking a little. Exploring the boundaries established by
rules and her own physical and developmental limits will occupy much of
time for the next few years.
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