7:30 a.m. Child Arrival / Health Check-up
7:45 a.m. Individual Learning Activities
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Transition
9:15 a.m. Outside Play / Inside Large Muscle Development
9:45 a.m. Circle Time
10:35 a.m. Transition
10:45 a.m. Learning Centers / Small Group Activities
11:00 a.m. Music Time
11:15 a.m. Story Time
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. Transition
12:15 p.m. Story Time
12:30 p.m. Nap Time
2:30 p.m. Individual Learning Activities / Transition
3:00 p.m. Snack
3:15 p.m. Outdoor Play / Inside Large Muscle Development
3:45 p.m. Transition
4:10 p.m. Music Time
4:30 p.m. Learning Centers / Small Group Activities
6:00 p.m. Dismissal
* Daily Schedule may be subject to change
Each infant will have several opportunities daily for individual attention and interaction with staff members. As infants progress and their individual schedules change they will be introduced to the infant daily schedule activities that are age appropriate for their participation. Infants will typically be introduced to the daily schedule once they become more mobile.
Feeding , Diapering, & Rest Time
Parents will need to provide their child with breastmilk and baby food. Breast-milk bottles must be fully prepared at home and brought in ready to serve. A daily supply of bottles is allowed. Each infant will typically need four bottles per day and they should be brought in a small, cooler-type insulated bag. Any leftovers will be refrigerated if necessary and are returned at the end of the day. Once infants transition to table food the Center will provide the food.
Parents need to supply their own diapers, baby wipes and ointment. Diapers are changed every two hours or as needed.
Each child will be given his/her own crib.
Communication between parents and staff at the Center is essential; therefore, we use a communication sheet for infants that is called, “Look What I Did Today!” . Staff will complete the care giver’s section that explains the child’s eating, napping, diapering, and behavior for the day as well as supplies that are running low for the child.
The younger, non-mobile infants have a variety of playtime activities. In addition to the staff holding and rocking infants they also have tummy time to encourage upper body and neck strength.Young infants also have a wide array of age-appropriate toys to encourage play and development.The older, mobile infants have a wide variety of age-appropriate educational materials and toys. Older infants will participate in songs and movement, art projects, climbers, stacking blocks, push/pull toys, and many others. Weather permitting, infants will have outside playtime.