Infant Program

Your baby is ready to explore the new world around them and to assist them your child’s care givers will spend time with your child working on large and small motor activities, music/art, and language development. Your child will have the opportunity during the day to participate in group activities as well as independent play. Little Learners has created a developmental checklist that assists teachers in meeting the needs of each individual child. Your child will participate in each of these activities during the day based on your child’s sleeping and eating schedule. 

Infants at 6 weeks of age are dependent on adults to determine their needs and meet them. Infants at 12 months are capable of eating table foods, crawling or walking to where they want to go, manipulating toys and other objects. The program is designed to give infants the nurturing they require while maintaining respect for the infants abilities.

Little Learners firmly believes that infants grow and develop best in a loving,

nurturing and trusting environment. Our infant room cares for 8 infants instead of 12 as the State of Illinois allows providing a quieter environment for infants.

An infant program must be individualized as there is a large variation in an infant’s needs and abilities. Open communications between teachers and parents is essential for a smooth transition for infants from home to childcare. Parents and teachers build a strong relationship based on respect and trust. Parents upon arrival discuss how their child’s night was and enter morning information on the child’s daily sheet.

Activities/Schedule

Activities

    

Large Motor

  • Tummy time
  • Low climbing equipment
  • Toys for pushing and pulling
  • Large soft blocks

Small Motor

  • Simple Puzzles
  • Shape sorters
  • Stacking rings 
  • Small blocks

Language and Art

  • Singing songs
  • Reading Books
  • Flannel Board Stories
  • Painting 
  • Coloring
  • Musical Instruments

Daily Schedule

  


  • 7:00am – 8:45am                    Infants arriving – Breakfast served to                                                   older infants at 7:30am


  • 8:45am – 10:00am                  Nap/Quiet time


  • 10:00am - 11:20am                Activity time/Group time/walk (weather                                                   permitting)


  • 11:20am - 11:50am                Lunch


  • 11:50am - 3:00pm                  Afternoon Nap


  • 3:00pm - 3:15pm                    Snack


  • 3:15pm - 5:30pm                    Afternoon activity time/walk (weather                                                   permitting)


  • 5:30pm - 6:00pm                   Quiet Play/Preparing to go home

   

Infant Teachers

Ms. Maria

Ms. Aura