Infants (0-12 months)

Bumblebees

At the earliest stages of life, your baby depends solely on adults in his or her life to meet every need. From the slightest coo and smile, to the cries and tantrums, your little one is communicating. Babies love to explore and by age 3 months, they begin to reach for and grasp items with intention.

 

As they rapidly grow, they begin to imitate others, especially caregivers, and these interactions provide amazing brain growth and development. Even the smallest of these little ones thrive on the touch, love, and communication given to them by the caregivers in their life. Their motor skills develop with help and soon they roll over, sit up, crawl, walk, and scoot around.

Our infant and toddler teachers realize these things and help promote your child's development in the classroom through:

  • Providing a nurturing environment that promotes secure attachments

  • Talking in a calm and relaxed voice about what they are doing with your child

  • Hugging, cuddling, and loving your little one

  • Meeting each need of your child

  • Close communication with the parent/guardian

  • Singing, reading and talking to your child throughout the day as an introdution to new words and sounds. 

  • Exploration of age appropriate items, materials, and activities

  • Learning your child's daily patterns, cues, and cries to help meet your child's needs

  • Respecting the child's differences, family background, and diversity 

  • Gentle guidance in acquiring social skills

  • Teaching manners and rules

Your infant requires a healthy, loving environment in order to thrive. We cultivate a strong teacher-child bond where your child will feel safe, as well as sensory based activities to stimulate growth and awareness.