Our Infant Program
Caring for infants requires individualized routines and schedules based upon the needs of each child. Typically, the younger the child, the more flexible the schedule must be. Care givers must also be responsive to the child’s biological rhythms and interests. It is very helpful for the parents of newly enrolled infants to prepare a detailed description of their child’s daily schedule while at home prior to their first day. It is our goal to ensure that his/her day at school resembles the same routine while at home as much as possible. Before your first day,we also suggest you spend a couple hours in the classroom getting to know the teachers, routines as well as the teachers getting to know you, your child and your expectations and desires. Weather permitting all our children including the tiniest of newborns spend time outside so please don't forget your infants coat, hat and mittens. We welcome nursing moms to come whenever possible. We can arrange a quiet, calm room if desired. We are firm believers in 'tummy time'. While playing on the floor a care giver will encourage your child to explore the surroundings. The infant room has lots of developmentally appropriate toys that will help promote learning in our youngest students! Your infant will also be exposed to singing, fingerplays and reading books on a daily basis. We even believe in doing art projects that you will cherish!
To help busy parents all you need to provide for your infant on a daily basis are bottles already prepared (don't forget the caps) and labeled. We suggest you bring in a full pack of diapers every couple of weeks. The care givers will let you know when you begin to run low. Always remember to have a couple changes of clothes for those times when accidents do occur. Active Imaginations will supply the rest (including wipes and solid food). We realize how demanding this stage is and keep a 4-1 child to staff ratio.