Infants (0 – 18 months old)


Infants, for example, are learning so much everyday! Rolling over, sitting up, scooting, crawling, walking, etc. The list goes on and on. This amount of learning packed into such a short time period will never be repeated again in their lifetime. How can we help? We can provide:


– large indoor/outdoor play space to explore with walking toys, ride-ons, etc.

– open spaces to crawl, scoot, climb and walk

– sturdy, low height furniture for pulling themselves up

– manipulative toys such as shape sorters, stacking/nesting cups and soft blocks


– repeating new words over and over

– short stories, songs and finger plays

– simple wooden peg puzzles


– low staff:child ratios to ensure deeper interactions to build strong  bonds between child and caregiver

– meeting infant’s needs in a timely, comforting and reassuring way

– giving infants lots of time and chances to build and master new skills


– identifying and naming emotions to and for the infant

– having multiple toys for ease of redirection and less frustration for the infants

– small group times for reading and singing


– chunky crayons, chalks, paintbrushes, etc. for exploring, discovering and creating

– finger plays, musical instruments and action songs

– simple dress-up pieces for role playing