6 Months to Approximately 12 Months
Based on individual development of each child.
Our nursery is our pride and joy! Our infants truly thrive in a home-like, warm setting, and with experienced and nurturing caregivers. The goal is for our babies to see their room at B2L as an extension of their own homes. The infant room has been designed and decorated to take the form of a child’s play room to play and socialize in; as well as a personal, individually decorated area in which to rest. Shoe covers are required to enter the classroom in order to maintain our floors cleaned and sanitized. After all, your child will be crawling around all day. We believe each child is a unique little miracle with infinite potential that can soar in a loving environment with varieties of materials and experiences.
Gross Motor Development
- Infants need to move, stretch, wiggle, turn over, push up, pull up, and walk. The role of our teacher is to support, challenge, and encourage these emerging large muscle skills.
- The teacher supports large muscle activities such as holding up their head, waving their arms, and kicking their legs.
- The centerpiece of our room is the soft play-rug area, which is ideal for learning to crawl and tummy time!
We believe infants should be exposed to as much language as possible to support emerging language skills. Our teacher is talking all the time, describing what they are doing, what is happening next, and repeating what the infants “say”.
Teachers sing traditional songs and nursery rhymes throughout the day, during diaper changes, and while children are playing.
Children are read to individually, with a focus on books with large images that stimulate visual recognition and build vocabulary.
Clean, Sanitary Environment
Our squeaky clean classroom is maintained at all times.
Shoe covers are required to be worn to go into the classroom to ensure clean, hygienic floors. We provide this best practice in order to reduce the entrance of outside dirt and grime into our classroom. After all, your child will be crawling around all day.
We pride ourselves on providing the best area for your child to play, grow, and learn!
Infants acquire and process information in a variety of ways using their five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell. Our teachers plan activities to promote these cognitive processes and support the development of our youngest learners.
A variety of materials are provided for infants to grasp, shake, and pull apart.
Premium Individualized Care
Our infant classroom is designed to conform to the needs of each individual child. The teacher will greet you each morning and ask you for updates on your child’s morning routine.
Our infants are fed according to their own schedule; infants are held while they are bottle fed.
Each feeding and diaper change is noted your child’s daily report, which will be delivered to your email inbox as soon as your child is checked out!
Our teachers also send you pictures throughout the day, straight to your smartphone, so that you never feel that you are far from your little one.
Feeding and Sleeping Schedules:
You will receive a daily report of your child’s feeding, napping, and diaper activities. To help make the transition from home to nursery as smooth as possible, we ask that you supply us in writing your baby’s feeding and sleeping schedule.
Please provide us with the following for your infant:
- Formula or breast milk labeled with your child’s name
- Baby food with labeled containers and spoon
- Fitted sheet for crib
- Blanket for warmth
- Disposable Diapers
- Diaper Cream of choice (fill out cream authorization)
- For messy emergencies, we ask for 4 complete changes of clothes