Infant Program

Infant Schedule
6:00 – 7:50 Arrival and Free Play
7:50 – 8:00 Clean-Up Time
8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 Diaper Changes
9:00- 10:15 Morning Nap/Group Time and Activity Time
10:15-10/:30 Clean-Up Time
10:30 – 11:00 Outdoor Play/Gross Motor
11:00 – 11:30 Diaper Changes and Preparing for Lunch
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch
12:00 – 12:30 Clean-Up
12:30 – 2:30 Nap
2:30 – 3:00 Wake Up and Diaper Changes if Necessary
3:00 – 3:30 Snack
3:30- 4:30 Free Play
4:30- 5:00 Outside Time
5:00- 6:00 Double Check Blue Sheets, Diapers, etc, Free Play and
Departure

Arrival and Free Play – This time is spent on getting the children settled in for the day. Once all the children have arrived, we will be able to start our busy day.

Clean-Up Time – An important time for children to learn to pick up after themselves (when appropriate). They also learn that there is a special place for every toy.

Meals and Diaper Checks – During this time, especially for young children. The children need the boost that snacks give them to get through the morning. Also time to check to anyone who needs a change.

Nap Time – This time is set aside for the infants that still need to take two naps during their active day. During nap time soft cradle music is played and backs are rubbed.

Group and Activity Time – This is a time for our very young to begin hearing and learning simple songs and fingerplays that increase their language development. Simple art activities, large and fine motor activities are also planned for this time. By varied play with different toys and teacher led activities we hope to simulate your child’s creativity and artistic abilities while enhancing their coordination.

The infant room is for children 6 weeks through 15 months. In this room the children will begin their framework for life. We work with your child’s schedule for feeding, diapering, and sleeping. Parents take home daily forms telling what their child has done for the day. The daily form also chronicles the time your child has slept, what they have eaten, when they have been diapered and any new accomplishments they have made during their time with us. We strive to provide each child with a safe and nurturing environment where they can grow and learn with the aid of developmentally appropriate materials. With infants we want to actively engage them with large motor floor exercises and well as cuddle and story time to encourage beginning and emerging literacy in each child.