Our Infant Room opened in April 2008 due to the high demand for infant care in the community. Within a two week period our room was full and continues to thrive.
We are licensed for six (6) beautiful babies from birth to 18 months. Our two wonderful teachers are Miss Ingrid and Miss Michelle who have both been with the centre for quite some time and are truly enjoying working with the infant group. It is a true blessing to see how much the little ones grow each and every day, accomplishing new tasks and reaching their milestones.
The infant program consists of two schedules:
1) For our younger infants, the program involves the daily care of the children; diapering, feeding, interacting, playing and outdoor time. These little ones set their own schedule and the teachers work very hard to accommodate their daily needs. Our teachers work with the parents to develop a feeding schedule, the introduction of new foods and with the transition onto tables foods
2) With our older infants, the program involves all of the younger program as well as creative activities, gross motor, drama play, sensory and science activities. These old folks are begining to transition onto the toddler schedule with only one nap after lunch and are learning to feed themselves along with other self-help skills.
Each and every day, the teachers will complete an infant daily schedule for you giving you more insight into their day. It will include such items as feeding; what they ate, how much and what time; diapering; sleeping along with their various activities they participated in throughout the day. A copy of this schedule will be sent home with you for reference.
Our infant teachers truly take time to learn the children's development and create programs for them each week. With this age group, we do allow the parents to visit with their child during the 'transition' week for the first hour. This time allows the teachers to observe the interactions between child and parent as well as helping the parent in getting to know the teachers. We want our parents to feel as comfortable as possible with our program and begin to develop a trusting relationship with us before they leave their little wee ones in our care.