6 weeks - 1 year
Our infant program emphasizes a nurturing environment, introducing babies to healthy social and emotional interaction, language acquisition, body awareness, and motor control.
Babies discover the world in a unique way. At Laura's Barn Child Care Center, our infant play areas are designed to give our smaller students the safe, nurturing environment they need to stretch their body and brain for future learning. Continually supervised by a team of professionals, our rooms are meticulously clean and soft enough for the most discriminating little hands and feet.
Our Infant Care
Each child has his or her own crib and the linen is changed daily. Infant toys are sanitized daily. No playpens are used, and the cribs are not used as playpens. If the child is not sleeping or eating, he or she is free to move about the play area of the room, explore appropriate materials, and interact with others. If weather permits, infants are taken outdoors to a play area designed exclusively for their use. The children are regularly held, cuddled, rocked, talked to, sung to and, at appropriate stages, taught basic language.
Your child’s care, including eating, sleeping and other routines, is carried out by staff members, based upon an individual daily schedule, which we will ask you to provide to us. Our staff will adhere to your instructions to the best of our ability.
We will make written entries on Your Baby’s Day report at wwwkidreport.com throughout the day. This report will be given to you at the end of the day, so that you can see your child’s activities during the hours when he or she was with us. This will normally include detailed information about foods eaten, how long they have slept, disposition and activity level, noted symptoms of illness or discomfort, special experiences during the day and any extraordinary achievements, such as a new word.
Food and formula are furnished by you, the parent, in individual bottles clearly marked with your child’s first and last name.
Frequently asked questions?
Frequently Asked Questions?
How do you keep your classrooms clean?
Our infant classrooms are a shoe-free environment. We wash our crib sheets daily and use a 3-step sanitizing process on changing tables and throughout the classroom. We also have an on-site cleaning crew which allows our teachers to focus on the children.
What is included in my tuition?
We include diapers, wipes, crib sheets, and other linens (wash cloths, bibs, and sleep sacks), Also included is breakfast, snacks for children on table food, and milk for children over the age of 1 year old.
How do I stay up-to-date with child during the day?
We use a parent connectivity app to keep you informed throughout the day. We post information about diaper changes, nap times, eating times/amounts, and photos.
What if my child has allergies?
We take allergies very seriously and keep allergy lists in every classroom.
How do I enroll?
If you’ve already toured and are ready to enroll, contact us today! Haven’t toured yet? Schedule a tour today and experience difference.
What type of on-going training do the teachers participate in throughout the year?
Our training platform starts with our new employee orientation where our Director of Curriculum reviews all aspects of our programs. Along with our in-service training days, Team Members participate in “Lunch and Learns,” staff meetings, and are provided with curriculum manuals with built-in professional development. In addition, each Team Member is given a subscription to Child Care Education Institute, which is an online accredited platform. Laura's Barn Child Care Center education department also hosts webinars and in person led trainings throughout the year.