Inside Your Infant's Day
Each day your child will be discovering things using all five senses, copying simple actions of the people around them, experimenting with toy instruments, exploring textures, colors, and learning a variety of words and sounds through playing with other children. Each day is packed with designed activities structured around the six main development areas:
Language and Literacy Development
- make early attempts at speaking
- learn to understand a variety of words by listening, observing, and engaging
- use sounds and gestures to express needs, wants, and interests
- listen to books read aloud
- work on early memory skills
- focus attention for short periods of time
- use different approaches to solve simple problems, such as making sounds and pointing
- control impulses some of the time
Social and Emotional Development
- form an attachment to familiar adults
- begin to interact with other children
- express some emotions through sounds, facial expressions, and movements
- build a sense of self by recognizing self in a mirror
Physical Development and Wellness
- work on physical milestones like rolling over and crawling
- coordinate hand movements to begin reaching for and grasping objects
- Start to cooperate with care routines like getting dressed and washing hands
- show an interest in eating and trying new foods
- begin to distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar things
- use the five senses to explore and observe
- begin to copy the simple actions of others
- perform actions to gain a response
- begin to explore bright, contrasting colors
- explore a variety of textures like wet and sticky
- express feelings through movement
- listen to music and experiment with toy instruments
Our infant’s schedule is very flexible and is centered around the individual needs of our infants. Our infant room schedule can be variable, as it reflects what the babies are doing throughout the day which include:
Meals and Snacks
Community Time is when all infants come together briefly as a group for Talking Together, Books, Songs, and Finger plays.
- Talking Together: This is a time to acknowledge all infants by welcoming each into the group and talking about any special events or happenings that day.
- Books: Community Time can also be a time to read books associated with the monthly theme or other events.
- Songs and Fingerplays: Theme-related song or fingerplay can be sung or performed during Community Time.
Outdoor play allows for fun as well as growth and development.
Each day infants will have a turn discovering materials to explore at their own pace and with little, if any, adult guidance. These will represent a variety of different shapes, textures, weights, smells, and sounds.
Meals and Snacks
Meals and snacks will be given as stated by each parent’s feeding schedule individualized for each infant. We value to have the most consistent feeding schedule for our infants as if they are home.