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.