(Typically Creepers ages 12 months - 16 months)
Maximum Class Size: 8 Students
Teacher-to-Student Ratio: 1 to 4
Curriculum: Baby Time: Family Enrichment Program Infant Curriculum
Introduce basic learning concepts, such as animals, people, colors, shapes, etc.
Increase awareness of surrounding environment
Learn sign language in conjunction with words and use it daily
Develop receptive language skills
Expand on previous classroom experiences (ex. art play, sensory play, reading books, playing games, group music activities, etc.)
Develop age-appropriate play interactions
Demonstrate an awareness of color and other basic concepts
Transition from crib to mat
Transition from high chair to table
Transition from bottle to sippy cup
Added Values of the Bumblebee Room
Development screenings are conducted twice yearly, once in the beginning of the school year and once in late Spring, to assess student progress and growth which allows teachers to assess skill levels and target specific development deficits for each child.
Baby Time: Family Enrichment Program Infant Curriculum is designed to capitalize on how a baby's daily routines can serve as the basis of learning, throughout the day. Activities are centered around daily routines, as well as on special play time, talking time, and cuddling routines. Baby gestures are introduced in this program to promote early and healthy communication.
The classroom utilizes a multi-sensory approach to learning, incorporating sensory activities daily.
In regards to discipline, first and foremost, a positive-praise theme is used in order to foster good behavior within the classroom. Redirection is also used consistently in our classrooms. If behavior issues persisit, the teachers work closely with the parents and our therapy staff to create an individualized behavior management/modification plan for the child.
7:00 - 9:00 am Morning Extended Care/Play Time
9:00 - 9:15 am Drop Off/Diaper Change
9:15 - 9:45 am Gross Motor Play/Outside
9:45 - 10:00 am Prepare for Nap Time
10:30 - 11:00 am Gross Motor/Activity
11:30 - 12:15 pm Lunch
12:15 - 12:45 pm Play Time
12:45 - 1:15 pm Gross Motor/Outside
1:15 - 2:00 pm Art/Circle Time/Centers
2:00 - 3:15 pm Nap Time
3:15 - 3:30 pm School Day Pick-Up
3:30 - 6:00 pm Afternoon Extended Care (Snack, Free Play, Diapers)
*Diapers are changed when necessary, or every 2 hours, whichever comes first, or as requested by parents.
**Schedule changes may be necessary to adapt to age-appropriate developmental needs.