Each infant is unique with his/her own routines, schedules and interests. Our infant room teachers adapt the schedule to each child’s needs to make their first experience in school positive and nurturing.
The clean, safe and warm environment will enable the infants to feel secure and happy.
They will be surrounded by soft cushions, colorful furniture, textured surfaces, cozy peek-a-boo corners, classical music which will provide an environment for discoveries.
In the early months of life, infants are benefiting greatly from their physical and social environment. Long before they can move around, they explore with their eyes, attend to sounds and manipulate objects with their grasp.
Our play materials support children’s attention and their need to explore. They will discover patterns, regularity and produce desired or interesting effects through their own efforts.
- Mobile infants have the opportunity to explore and investigate their world at their own pace.
- Beginning and advancement of motor skills.
- Infants make movements, gain control of hands, reach and grasp objects, discover feet, begin to sit with support, engage in large muscle play.
- Social reciprocity grows stronger, emotional connection and communication to people becomes more visible.
- Improvement of innate perceptual skills; understanding the utility of objects, basic problem solving skills, decision making and making chooses and memories.
- Infants learn to vocalize sounds, follows objects with eyes, responds to rhythm and music, develop visually directed reaching.
- They explore the world with eyes, ears, hands, feet and mouth, enjoys creating an effect in the environment by own actions.
- Infants show special interest in people, begins to smile at faces, voices and mirror images.
- They begin to seek attention and contact people, vocalize in response to a contact, distinguish among familiar people and have preferences, listen to voices and may imitate sounds already in repertoire. In our infants class children will have many opportunities to communicate and be encouraged to listen and make sounds.
- Sign Language; Introduction to sign language in the infant room will help babies to communicate long before they can talk. Signing is a non-verbal method of communicating with infants. Using hand signs and using words will help them to effectively express their needs.
- Infants recognize familiar people, objects and events, then to anticipate them and may imitate simple movements.
- In the classroom children will be accompanying their young peers and their loving teachers, exploring different connections, mimics, language and movements.
- We will introduce the beginning stages of the sense of self and individual space.
- The infant teachers will be providing music, singing and reading stories that promote emotional well-being.