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Program

Infant: 6 weeks to 18 months

 

Diapering, sleeping, feeding and play areas are separate. The space is arranged so infants can enjoy quiet play safely by themselves with proper space to roll-over. Bright, interesting objects at infant’s eye level are provided to encourage infants to crawl and explore their environment. Infant exploration is encouraged to promote cognitive, physical and social –emotional and language development. Safe and inviting space is available to ensure that every baby has room to roll, crawl and pull up. Staff interaction with infants is gentle and supportive. The staff is trained to respond quickly to infant’s cries to help soothe and provide tender care to the infants. Staff holds, feed and cuddled infants when needed. Your infant will spend most of his or time interacting, talking and playing with the staff. Daily logs are provided to care giver for information on infant’s day and updates.

 

Toddlers: 18 months to 3 years

The facility includes separate areas for playing, learning and eating. A number of sensory play areas such blocks, dramatic play, creative art, quiet book area, puzzles, games, and play dough are available for your toddler to explore and interact with. Toddlers are encouraged to use their bodies, senses and their emerging problem solving skills to learn about and make sense of their world. Toddlers spend much of their time engaging in hands on activities of their choice. Although structured activities are planned and provided throughout the day, each toddler is given the option to engage in art activities freely to make their own choices of materials and

colors. Language development is encouraged through conversation, books, stories and being read to. Staff helps the children get the most out of their play experiences by asking questions about what they are doing, offering encouragement, and redirecting children as needed.

Toddlers are provided with many opportunities to be physically active. The children are taken outside each day to play unless inclement weather prohibits. Teachers choose activities based on the unique needs and interest of the children in the program. Rhythm, singing and creative music are including in daily plan. Activities sometimes relate to themes such as health, holidays, seasons, etc. Toddlers are given the opportunity to investigate, explore and play in a safe, secure, yet stimulating environment.

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