Ages 6 weeks to 18 months
Our infant daycare program is staffed by caregivers who are experienced and familiar with the key developmental milestones and methods that encourage social, language, and intellectual curiosity. We understand that infants develop at their own pace and grow at their own appropriate level, not necessarily by age. We use a relationship-based approach in which children feel safe, valued, loved, and appreciated and respect the individual child.
"The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Two’s" makes up the main curricula utilized in the Infant Daycare Room. This is a comprehensive curriculum with a clear organizational structure and a particular focus on routines and experiences infants require. We know infants grow and learn best with support from their families and teachers. Kid Works® has an open door policy for families. Parents of infants are welcomed to check in daily as the child transitions into his or her new setting. Written reports of pertinent information about your child’s activities are sent home every day.
Each day your child will thrive as he or she:
Plays! Play is an important component of our program. The teachers guide children during play to enhance the learning experience and help develop key motor and cognitive skills, allowing children to feel a sense of accomplishment.
Creates and Explores! The creative process begins in infancy. Art and sensory activities encourage development in all of the learning domains, including language, cognition, physical, social-emotional, and scientific. Art with infants is open-ended, allowing them to experiment with new materials.
Listens, sings, and dances to music! Music and creative expression are exceptional tools in teaching the young child. Listening to music helps foster language development while moving to music builds coordination.
Reads! Reading is a critical part of our program. Fostering a love of reading and books begins in infancy and creates great reading habits for life. The children are read to on a daily basis, at least twice a day.
Exercises! Exercise is beneficial for people of all ages. When infants move and have the opportunity to exercise, coordination and agility accelerates, as does flexibility and strength. Before infants are mobile, caregivers will get on the floor alongside each infant and encourage grabbing, reaching, and stretching. Caregivers find fun and stimulating songs, dances, and games that promote continued movement and muscle strengthening.
Infant and Toddler schedules are flexible, allowing time for routines, play experiences and transitions. Schedules may vary to meet the individual needs of our children.