Our infant room has 7 children and 2 EEC certified teachers, as well as an assistant that floats between the infant and the toddler room.
What do we do in our infant room all day?
We offer babies, comfort, hugs, smiles, positive interaction, playtime; we sing, and listen-play on the floor, we cuddle. We feed each child on their own individual schedule. And we enjoy the time we spend with your baby!
Four Seasons Pre School Infant Curriculum Program, will guide your child through each developmental stage, including sitting up, crawling, walking, talking, as well as activities such as art projects, baby sign language, singing songs, and opportunities for exploring their world. Weather permitting teachers will take children out in our strollers to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
Language Infants learn to use language to connect with their world to develop relationships and to get what they need. Our infant teachers encourage these skills through every day experiences such as:
Singing lullabies and songs
Engaging in daily conversations
Exploring picture books
Sensory Your babies’ earliest learning happens through their senses. Infants use their sense of sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch to help understand the world. Touch – We introduce to a lot of different textures things that are, fuzzy, bumpy, stuffed animals, water, etc. And of course loving touches. Sound – Your baby is aware of the sounds around them. There is always calm music playing in our infant room, we talk gently to your baby, we sing or hum, we have many different musical toys, rattles and musical instruments. Sight – Babies are always watching people who are close by and tracking bright objects as they move. We talk gently to your baby face to face so they can see our eyes, we read colorful picture books, we place your baby in front of our mirrors – they love to see themselves! And we have many different bright colorful toys. Taste and Smell – All babies explore by putting things in their mouths. That is because taste and smell are two of the senses that help your baby learn more about their world.
Parent Communication Each day teachers will write out a daily sheet about your child’s day. This includes details about naptimes, lunch, diaper changes, and any supplies needed. Each month teachers will write entries in your child’s very own journal. Pictures will also be added as often as possible to chronicle this fast-moving time in your child’s lives. We encourage you to update any changes or adventures at home when you receive this journal and we would love to see your photos as well! At the end of your time in the infant program this journal will be yours to keep. This journal provides a record of your child’s growth and development as teachers share stories about your child’s early years at Four Seasons Pre School. Parent Teacher Conferences may be scheduled at your request anytime of the year and are also offered every three months as an opportunity to review your child’s progress report. Regular phone calls and emails are also an important part of this communication.