Infants

Infants

Each infant is unique with his/her own routines, schedule and interests. Our infant room teachers adapt  the schedule to each child’s needs to make their first experience away  from home a positive and nurturing one.

Our infant room has a “no shoe policy” in order to keep the infant environment as clean as possible.

A clean, safe, warm, environment will enable the infants to feel safe, secure and happy.

Soft cushions, colorful furniture, textured surfaces, cozy peek-a-boo corners, classical music are among the other parts of their environment and discoveries.

Even in the early months of life, infants are experiencing 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 material supports children’s attention to sounds, beginning efforts to explore the environment, discover patterns and the regularity in it, and produce desire or interesting effects through their own efforts.

MILESTONES

  • Mobile infants are given the opportunity to explore and investigate their world at their own pace.
  • Motor Skills
  • Makes movements, gains control of hands, reaches and grasps objects, discovers feet, begins to sit with support, engages in large muscle play.

PERCEPTUAL-COGNITIVE

  • Learns to vocalize sounds, follows objects with eyes, responds to rhythm and music, develop visually directed reaching.
  • Explores the world with eyes, ears, hands, feet and mouth, enjoys creating an effect in the environment by own actions. Begins to recognize familiar people, objects, and events, then to anticipate them and may imitate simple movements.

SOCIAL-LINGUISTIC

Shows special interest in people, begins to smile at faces, voices and mirror images, begins to seek attention and contact people, vocalizes in response to a contact, distinguishes among familiar people and has preferences, listens to voices and may imitate sounds already in repertoire.

SIGN LANGUAGE

Introduction to sign language in the infant room will help babies to communicating 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.

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