Your baby’s first year is an amazing time, filled with curiosity and discovery. Where your infant spends their day is just as important as what they do there. For our infants, we provide a tailored environment including individual cribs. We maintain individualized schedules to meet the needs of each child throughout the day. Our caregivers utilize activity plans that encourage and promote growth and development. We offer a variety of daily activities that expose the children to new things and help develop all five senses. Each day you will receive a written daily report, specific to your child, that contains information on his or her food intake, diaper changes, naps and general daily behavior. Our staff is happy to answer questions you may have about your child’s day and give you advice about something you may be unsure of. Their experience and knowledge is a wonderful resource.
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Communicating with Families
Building strong relationships with each child's family is especially important during these very early years. Daily communication is the foundation for a trusting relationship between teachers and family. To build truly solid relationships with the children in our care, it's important to learn from the experiences, knowledge, culture and child-rearing beliefs of the family. Effective communication is maintained through day-to-day contact during arrival and departure times, written notes, telephone calls and scheduled meetings.
Talking with Infants
Babies love to hear language and respond by cooing, babbling and making sounds that gradually resemble adult speech.
Young infants need many opportunities to explore their world through the senses of sight, sound, smell and touch. As infants begin to crawl and then walk, they seem to get into everything. That's why a safe environment is essential. From the child's perspective, if it's in view, it's interesting; and if it's in reach, it will be investigated. Potential dangers include unlocked cabinets, uncovered electrical outlets, medicines and cleaning supplies, small objects that can be put into the child's mouth and more. With these things in mind, our Caregivers conduct daily room and outdoor area inspections.
Babies in group care tend to get sick more often than they would at home. Their immunities to infectious disease are just beginning to build, and they are in close contact with other infants and adults who pass on germs. Infant and toddler teachers must follow stringent health and safety measures. Remember to disinfect toys and surfaces on a daily basis; make sure adults and children wash hands frequently, and establish clear illness policies that keep contagious children and adults away from the nursery.
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