Infant Program

(6 weeks – 15 months)
The infant program is a ratio of 8 infants to 2 teachers

The infants are on their own schedule. Feeding and napping are on their demand. Activities such as
singing, reading, puppets, art, sensory and developmental activities are scheduled around their feeding
and napping.

All infants have a daily sheet of paper that is filled out with their feeding, napping, and diapering
information. This paper goes home with your infant each night.

All infants are held while being bottle fed. Older infants are encouraged to start self-feeding
with assistance from the teacher when needed. When your infant is ready for solid foods, please speak
with your child’s teacher to make sure everyone is on the same page.

The infants have many opportunities for developmental play, learning and growth. A lot of time
is spent on the floor learning to use their bodies. Tummy time is encouraged to help strengthen arm,
neck and stomach muscles. We have such items as play mats, bouncers, exosaucers, activity seats, balls,
sound and colorful toys to chew and blocks. All items are washed and sanitized after each individual use.

Infants try to get outside every day weather permitting. Younger infants are kept in the shade,
while older infants will receive sunscreen and be asked to provide a hat. Activities outside are sitting or
lying on a blanket with toys, ride on toys, and playing in the sand.

When an infant reaches 10 months, and is developmentally ready, they will begin to
slowly start on the toddler schedule to help when they transition to the toddler room. This involves
condensing their 2 naps down to one (1) long nap between the hours of 12:00-2:00, eating breakfast at
8:00am, lunch at 11:15/11:30 and snack at 3:00pm. They must be completely off the bottle (at the
center) and self-feeding to transition to the toddler room by the age of 14 to 15 months, if they are
developmentally ready. At the age of 1 year, they will transition out of the pack & play and onto a
toddler sized cot.