(Typically Babies ages 6 weeks - 12 months)
Maximum Class Size: 8 Students
Teacher-to-Student Ratio: 1 to 4
Curriculum: Baby time: Family Enrichment Program Infant Curriculum
Develop the continuum of gross motor skills including rolling over, sitting up, crawling, cruising and walking.
Establish social interaction with peers.
Acquire early communication skills including baby sign language and beginning word productions.
Transition from liquid to solid diets; introduction of new foods.
Introduce infants to music with peers and very early classroom experiences (art play, reading books, games etc.).
Establish predictable routines.
Added Values of the Ladybug Room
Development screenings conducted twice a year, once in the beginning of the school year and once in the late spring, to assess student progress and growth. This allows teachers to assess skill levels and target specific developmental deficits for each child. Daily communication is sent home with each child regarding activities, behavior, sleep routines, etc.
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 sign gestures are introduced in this program to promote early and healthy communication.
Classrooms utilize 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 persist, 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 Arrival/Free Centers/Morning Bottles/Diaper Change
9:00 - 9:30 am Outside/Inside Play
9:30 - 10:00 am Diaper Change/Prepare for Nap
9:30 - 11:00 am Nap for Younger Children/Activity/Free Play
11:00 - 11:30 am Diaper Change
11:30 - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 - 1:00 pm Diaper Change
1:00 - 3:00 pm Nap
3:00 - 4:00 pm Diaper Change/Snacks/Bottles
4:00 - 5:30 pm Active Play
5:30 - 6:00 pm Prepare to go home
*Diapers are changed when necessary, or every 2 hours, whichever comes first, or as requested by parents.