Owlets (Ages 6 weeks-1)

 

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Ages (6 Weeks-1)

 

  • 6:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Once you are enrolled, you become an official member of our CUTIE CLUB!   This means that WE PROVIDE your diapers & wipes at no extra cost!
  • Includes Daily Lessons Aligned with the PA Academic Standards and MUSIC & MOVEMENT

 

Infant Specifics

Infant

Learning Centers– Interest centers are set up by the teachers and changed throughout the year. Learning centers contain activities, toys and tools that promote learning that correspond with each center. Some centers encourage individual and independent play, while others provide for partner and group discovery. Some of the main centers include dramatic play, music, science & discovery, math & manipulatives, literacy, sand & water sensory play, technology, and more!

Monthly/Weekly Themes– The monthly themes are designed to promote development skills and enrich the child’s understanding of the world. The themes have educational, social, cultural, and emotional value.

Tummy Time– tummy time provides the infants with opportunities to interact with each other and enhance their motor development. During tummy time, the teachers will help your child spend less time in the same position on his or her back and more time on his or her tummy when he or she is awake. Not having tummy time can cause some delays in picking up milestones, including rolling over, sitting up, and crawling.

Manipulative Play– Manipulatives help develop skills such as pinching, picking up, comparing, classifying, matching, and shape recognition. Infants will learn concepts better with physical interaction with manipulatives.

Sensory Experiences– Babies will be given a variety of hands on, concrete, real world experiences that are appropriate for their age and development. These experiences will reach to their 5 senses.

Yay for Free Play– Infants will be able to express their own interests by choosing where and what with they would like to play in the center. Depending on the center chosen, children will have a variety of choices that include discovering ideas independently, exploring ideas with other playmates and through whole group activities.

  Infant Room Structure: Important Features

            Safety- The infant and toddler floor plan provides safety features and equipment needed. The changing station is positioned so the teacher will be able to still view the entire room while he or she is changing an infant or toddler. There are safety gates by opening doors to prevent any child from getting hurt, falling down, or crawling out. Also to ensure safety, there are locks on cabinets that contain bleach spray, lotion, and materials for changing an infant or toddler.   Bottle warmers are placed high from the floor so infants will not accidentally harm themselves from the hot equipment. Records, medical informational, lesson plans, and child information are kept confidential but also will be easy accessible to teachers and caretakers. The documentation will be set beside the telephone in case of an emergency or when parents call with important information. The teacher will also record daily log information here, such as when an infant took his or her nap. It is required by law to have an emergency crib that all infants may be put in all at once if there should be a fire. There is one emergency crib for every four infants and it has wheels. Having an organized and infant friendly space ensures that each child will learn and grow in a positive and safe environment.

Centers/Areas- There are different centers and areas in the infant room. A music center, dramatic play center, library area, active area, and quiet area are all included to meet the changing needs and interest of each infant during the day. In the library, soft books are provided and soft pillows for infants to relax on. The music center contains small instruments that are plastic. At the dramatic play center, a plastic refrigerator and oven are small enough so when infants and toddlers stand, they will be able to use the tools. The active area will allow for infants and toddlers to move around when playing and will be on soft carpet. Manipulatives provided at the different centers serve as tools for infants to promote learning and discovering. Multiple areas and centers are available to the infants and toddlers and they will be accommodated at each center.

Placements- In our infant room, certain materials and centers are specially placed for important reasons. The quiet area is specially placed away from the active area so the babies will not get disturbed during resting and napping time. Having the sink between the changing area and kitchen area will be convenient for the teacher and caretaker and provides for cleanliness. Hard flooring is purposely put near the entrance, changing table, and kitchen area for easy and quick clean up. The changing table is placed to ensure that the teacher can still view each infant or toddler while changing another child. Infants and toddlers can play on the carpeted area near the resting and dramatic play center. Much detail and specific placement for items and areas goes into making a floor plan for an infant and toddler room to provide quality care. By setting a room up conveniently for infants and teachers, safety and happiness are created so all can have the BEST DAY EVER!

 

 

 

Infant Schedule

Please be aware that the following is a tentative schedule and will be combined with your baby’s written detailed schedule as well. Bottles and eating times will also be adjusted as needed. We are aware that each infant will have individual napping, eating and diaper changing schedules. The following activities will be what your baby will be involved in during the day throughout their day.

Daily Activities in Order with Tentative Times

6:00:  Arrivals
Wash Hands/ Diaper Changes

7:30:  Morning Brain Wake-up Activity (Posters)

8:00-8:05:  Itsy Bitsy Baby Stretches

8:05-8:45:  Wash Hands/Diaper Changes

Yay for Free Play!

8:45:  Breakfast/ Bottles

8:50:  Wash Hands/ Diaper Changes

9:05-9:15:  Tummy Time

9:20-9:35:  Interactive Circle Time

9:40:  Snack/ Bottles ( :
Am Snooze

Academic Lesson Activities:

Scientific Thinking & Technology:  Exploring, Inquiry & Discovery

Physical Health & Wellness:  LEARNING ABOUT MY BODY

Music & Movement

MATHEMATICAL THINKING AND EXPRESSION EXPLORING, PROCESSING & PROBLEM SOLVING

Language Arts & Literacy Development:  Early Literacy Foundations; Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening

Social Studies Thinking:  Connection to Communities

Learning Through Play:

Constructing, Organizing & Applying Knowledge

11:00:  Snack ( :

11:15:  Mirror Play

Finger Play or Puppet Play

11:30:  Wash Hands/ Diaper Changes

11:45:  Drop Everything and Read! (Story Time)

12:00:  Yum Yum Lunch Time & Babbling
Wash Hands/ Diaper Changes
Comfy Time

1:00-3:00:  Snooze Session

3:00:  Wash Hands/ Diaper Changes

3:10:  Snack ( :

3:15-6:00:  Yay fo Free Play!

Creative Thinking & Expression:  Communicating Through the Arts

Final Departures

 




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