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Early Childhood - Infants and Toddlers

Infants & Toddlers

  • photoInfant rooms provide your baby with a happy, safe, and nurturing environment.  From birth, infants are marvelous learners, and immediately investigate the sights and sounds of the world.  Our teachers have been trained to respond quickly and appropriately to your baby's needs by providing stimulating activities to enhance development.  In our Infant room (6 weeks - approximately 12 months), our teachers adapt to each child's individual schedule.  The ratio of teachers to students aged 6 weeks to 17 months is 1:4.
  • Each infant is unique, and teachers provide stimulating activities to enhance their development and meet specific needs.  As each child grows and matures, activities become more challenging.  There is a strong emphasis on language and social development at this age.  During the day, the children will enjoy listening to stories and music, participating in art activities and learning centers that incorporate the week's theme and month values.  Gross and fine motor development, social development, and emotional development are strongly focused upon when planning lessons.  The babies take daily rides in our “baby-buggy” around the school campus and are always met with smiling faces.

Learning Centers

  • Reading
  • Creative and Expressive Art
  • Language Art and Music Activities
  • Dramatic Art
  • Gross and Fine Motor Activities
  • Science Discovery
  • Sensory Activities
  • Music Activities
  • Math Manipulatives

Specialties

  • Creative Movement
  • Library
  • Music
  • American Sign Language

 

The infant program has been so terrific for my girls. The staff encourages every step of development through fun and creative activities. They help us celebrate every milestone.

Merritt Academy
Parent

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