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Infants
6 weeks - 12 months

Classroom Concepts

  • Develop the continuum of gross motor skills including rolling over, sitting up, crawling, cruising, and walking

  • Establish social interactions with peers

  • Acquire early communication skills including baby sign language and beginning work production

  • Transition from liquid to solid diet; introduction of new foods

  • Early classroom experiences with art, music, play, reading books, playing games, etc.

Curriculum

Our curriculum is literacy-based and focuses on language development and social/emotional growth for infants. Activities are centered around daily routines as well as special play time, reading time, and cuddling routines. Baby sign language is introduced to promote early and healthy communication. Teachers use a multi-sensory approach to learning and incorporate sensory activities daily.

Added Values

  • Developmental screenings twice a year (fall and spring) to assess student progress  and growth

  • Teachers use screening results to assess skill levels and target specific developmental achievements or deficits in order to individualize instruction

  • Teachers communicate with parents throughout the day through messages and pictures so that parents feel part of their child's learning and development while at High Hopes

An Infant's Day at High Hopes

  • Feeding on an individualized schedule

  • Diaper changes (as needed or every two hours)

  • Playing with friends

  • Reading stories

  • Singing songs

  • Cuddles

  • Buggy rides and outside time

  • Art and sensory activities

  • Tummy time

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