"Little Navigators" require plenty of individualized attention
Our infant program welcomes babies as young as 6 weeks old. Infancy is a time of rapid brain development. During the first 12 months, babies become increasingly better at communicating their needs; take delight in back-and-forth play; explore visual and auditory stimuli in their environment; and learn to roll over, sit up, crawl and "cruise." Our highly dedicated teachers help our little navigators grow in each developmental domain through loving, stimulating and developmentally appropriate activities.
Establishing positive feelings and secure attachment to their caregivers is central to healthy infant development. Infants in our program will be assigned one primary teacher in the classroom and receive plenty of individualized attention through our low child-to-teacher ratio. Babies are addressed with smiles, soothing voices and frequent eye contact, and as caregivers speak to them about what they are seeing and experiencing throughout the day, babies learn to recognize routine and build on their first words. We frequently incorporate songs and “musical speech” during diaper changes, feedings, rest and play time to reduce anxiety, engage babies and help develop their vocabulary through rhythm and repetition.
Comfort and Safety
Our two infant classrooms prioritize comfort and safety. The classrooms are free from any sharp objects or furniture; teachers meet babies at eye level on the floor or cuddle them in rocking chairs; and there is plenty of space for infants to develop their early motor skills as they enjoy tummy time. Along with our regular and frequent sanitizing procedure, our “indoor-shoes” and “covered-shoes” policy helps keep floors clean for our early crawlers.
We know that separation anxiety affects parents as much as the child. Our teachers communicate daily with parents about their child’s growth, new experiences and adventures had throughout the day. We want you to feel at ease as we work to create the best possible home away from home for your baby.
A baby’s eyes are about 75% of adult size, but its vision is blurry at 20/400. A baby’s vision should improve to 20/20 by 6 months old.
Babies see in two dimensions until 2–4 months old. After this, an infant’s cerebral cortex matures enough to merge input from both eyes, which results in 3D vision.
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