infant CARE

3 WEEKS – 12 MONTHS

SIGN LANGUAGE

Our Infant Care program aims to increase your child’s cognitive learning abilities. That is why sign language is an important part of our curriculum in the Infant Program. Teaching an infant sign language helps with brain development and language skills at an early age.  It also helps reduce frustration and tantrums.  When an infant learns sign language it builds confidence and self-esteem at an early age.

INDIVIDUAL CRIBS

Every child is assigned their own crib, which is used only by them for naps.  Cribs and bedding are cleaned regularly.  To maintain top safety procedures we provide all bedding for the Infant classrooms.  All cribs meet federal and state safety requirements.

EDUCATIONAL AND INTERACTIVE TOYS

All infant rooms are equipped with age-appropriate, interactive toys that meet all safety requirements.  Classrooms are equipped with a variety of toys and equipment including exersaucers, push/pull toys, sensory balls, manipulatives and soft blocks for building and exploring.

ONE-ON-ONE PLAY SESSIONS

We make sure each child has one-on-one time throughout the day.  One-on-one play sessions nurture developmental skills and lay the groundwork for language and communication development as well as cognitive and physical development.

TUMMY TIME SESSIONS

We provide lots of supervised tummy time.  Tummy time is an important part of an infant’s day.   Tummy time helps to strengthen a child’s back, legs, arms, neck, and shoulders.  It also promotes the child’s motor skills development.  Tummy time is a time for the child to explore his/her world from a new prospective.

NAP TIME

At morning drop-off, our expert caregivers make note of how your baby slept and what time he/she woke up; this helps the caregivers to anticipate a daily plan for each child’s individual needs.   At Ivy League all safety concerns are strictly adhered to, including how babies are put down to nap.

CHILD-SPECIFIC FEEDING TIMES

At Ivy League we work around each infant’s individual schedule.  We maintain the meal schedule to meet the request of the parents and the individual needs of each child.  At morning drop-off our caregivers make note of when each child last ate so we can anticipate the day’s program based on your child’s schedule, not ours.

DIAPER CHANGES

Diaper changes are also an important part of the health of each child.  We maintain a strict schedule for changes.  Keeping a child’s diaper clean and dry helps to prevent rashes and keeps the child comfortable and less irritable.  We adhere to strict diaper changing procedures to help prevent the spread of germs and diseases.