"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
The infant understands little at first, but soon they start learning things from their environment using all their senses of looking, hearing, tasting, smelling and touching. Slowly they start understanding so much and are able to do even more.
Our Infant curriculum is entirely child centered and concernrtrates on each child's individual needs. The room is safe and secure for babies, allowing each child to explore freely and to engage in movement. Fluffy toys, cloth books, rattles, crocheted soft ball and classic music allows them to practice and learn from thir environment as they grow up.
The following activities will take place every day according to the child’s individual needs, throughout the day:
Feeding: We feed infants on demand and work towards a regular schedule of breakfast, snack, and lunch depending on the child’s arrival and departure times.
Sleeping: Children in the infant room will nap according to their needs. Young infants sleeps more than older infants. But every infant has different times and duration of napping. We keep the room dark and play soft music, so this environment can be soothing to the young baby.
Tummy Time: Infants should start tummy time at 2 weeks old with short sessions"¨ of 30 seconds to one minute. Babies who are 2 months old will have three five-minute sessions daily. As the baby grows, tummy time will increase for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Comfort: We do our best to give babies physical and emotional comfort, as they need it throug out the day. Positive interactions like smiling, laughing, cuddling are encouraged.
Outdoor Playtime: Weather permitting, the infants will spend at least 30 minutes outside. The outside time may vary based on the sleeping needs of the infant.
We believe every child is different and have different ablities to learn. So we work according to their individual needs. That's why we help each child learn, at his or her own pace, physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.
Practical Life: In order to develop a high self-esteem, children are given small tasks. Such as taking their shoes off and putting them away as they enter the daycare. We encourage the toddlers to be able to do things by themselves safely such as toilet learning, hand washing, drinking from a cup, scooping, pouring, manners and courtesy. etc.
Movement: Our gross motor skills room helps children learn control of their body and develops awareness of balance and strength while they are using the equipments and playing with friends. Movement activities include exercise, dance and both indoor and outdoor play. We work with the physical therapists according to the child's need.
Language: Language explosion often happens at around the age of 2. This is when children almost start to talk in sentences and have increased their vocabulary. We support this by teaching them more vocabulary and becoming a good language model. We also work side by side with speech therapists to encourage every child to reach his full potential as human being.
Sensorial: The children studie their environment through their senses of sighting, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting.. Different sizes, shapes, compositions, textures, loudness or softness, matching, weight, temperature, etc. helps children to use their senses.
Mathematics and Science: We introduce basic mathematical and scientific concepts to the children .
Culture and Art: Art is one of the many ways children express themselves. Art is a way for children to communicate their feelings. It is through art that children develop their fine motor skills.Toddlers explore the different celebrations and traditions of the cultures represented in their classroom through art work.