Infants have their own schedules, habits and personalities. With 3 infant rooms, designed around a child's age and stage. Our teachers have the ability to focus on individual child development and provide love and compassion to your child while you're away. Teachers communicate directly with our parents electronically via Kaymbu. Our hope is to assimilate a caring routine for feeding and diapering that suits your child's individualized needs and your own family goals, while sharing your child's day. All diapers, feedings and milestones are logged and communicated daily with plenty of photos and expression of each child's developmental milestones and day to day activities.
Long before infants display verbal skills, they read facial expressions, gestures and variable voice tones. We introduce infant/baby sign language to help non verbal communication develop early on in a child's life. Our teachers know that loving, compassionate care is they key to an infant's development.
Our teachers keep our parents updated throughout the day and our internal application, Kaymbu, allows us to do just that. Parents can be involved with their child's daily updates and behavior electronically. Updates are in real-time, including photos, feedings, diaper changes, naps, etc and parents are notified through the application via text or email. Updates often include developmental milestones, along with a child's detailed day-to-day detail, such as feedings, diaper changes, mood and activities. We know how important it is to connect our parents to their children throughout the day.
Our 3 infant classrooms are separated by growth and development. We have rooms designed for infants ages 6 weeks to crawling, a second infant room for crawlers through learning to waddle and a transitional infant room for walkers through age 15 months.
Infants have many areas to explore and play. Areas include a warm and cozy area with many soft toys and books, a place where they can stretch, move around and enjoy gross motor movement and a lot of room to work fine motor skills with colorful toys. ALL of our infant and toddler rooms keep little feet warm and cozy during fall and winter months with our radiant, heated floors!
Equipment is provided by Community Playthings(only ONE of two centers in IL). We selected Community Playthings for many reasons but most importantly, we believe they have the highest quality, safest design and are the only childcare furniture that are LEED certified. With our goal of the highest safety standards and bringing a more natural environment into our classrooms, this was an easy decision. Our infants rest and sleep on organic sheets and our main supplies are Eco friendly, sustainable and organic wherever possible, including crayons and paint.
Since we spend 90% of our time indoors, indoor air quality is an essential and integral part of a healthy environment. Plants, supplies and equipment were carefully selected in our development and design of our center.
Teachers will focus on individual areas of development in our infant rooms, but most importantly, provide nurturing and compassionate care. We know our tender infants need the love and attention while parents are away. We are honored to care for your infant and we look forward to a wonderful, lasting relationship.
Our infants are beginning to learn important core competencies such as: Language, Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Sensory, Art and Science. Infants have time for things such as tummy time, where they can stretch and squirm, gaining much needed core strength and several different textiles are introduced. Infants use their sensory skills as they begin developing connections and individual growth with the help of their teacher during the time you're away. Reading, taking, singing and playing help early literacy are all done with love and compassion. Infants also enjoy outdoor time in our beautiful playground area where they can enjoy fresh air and explore the outdoors.
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