For 6 weeks through 24 months
Our Infant/Toddler Program is only for full-time children. The rooms are open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Senior Staff are trained in infant/toddler development and are approved by the Child Care Administration. Our staff to student ratio for this program is 1:3. This is a year round program.
Through careful and loving observation, we make ourselves aware of the special abilities the children have within themselves and give them the freedom to grow and to become who they are meant to be. The focus of the infant program is to foster the development of basic trust and to assist the emerging personality by supporting the developing sense of self as a unique and separate individual. Parents must bring meals for all infants prepared and ready to feed.
Key concepts of the Infant /Toddler Program:
- Basic trust develops in an environment that responds appropriately to the child’s communication of needs to be loved, respected, and accepted.
- Individualization develops in an environment that responds appropriately to the child’s needs to become independent.
- Infants learn through their senses. They learn by watching and moving freely in the environment.
- The child is respected as a total person. The quality of physical care provided including holding, and feeding, affects the developing personality.
- Freedom to move and explore is essential to the development of the child’s potential.
- Learning, which leads to the development of independence, occurs when children participate in their daily routines of care of self and care of the environment.
- Based on the acute sensitivity to the emergence of language, the child needs clear, appropriate models of expressive and receptive language of the community.
- Toddlers enjoy similar curricula areas as the preprimary students but on a more basic level. Toddlers are introduced to practical life, sensorial, language, math, and cultural studies.
Requirements for Admission: INFANTS/TODDLERS
Children must be between the ages of 6 weeks and 24 months. There will be a parent orientation meeting with the student’s teacher at which time any prior care records must be presented. Information regarding the student’s medical records must also be submitted to the office.