Infant Program 

The first year of your baby’s life includes the most critical stages of development.  One of our primary goals is to foster the development of movement, independence, and most importantly, security. Our “prepared environment” responds to, and encourages an infant’s basic needs and curiosity for independence, exploration, and establishing trust and self-esteem.

Social and emotional development

Infants have the ability to subconsciously absorb information from their surroundings. Activities in an infant's daily routine, like diapering, feeding, and playing, are optimal times for interaction.

 
Self-Help Skills

  Infants are initiators, explorers, and self-learners.  As caregivers, we are observers. We are there to be sensitive, and available to help when needed, without hindering a child’s ability to learn to solve problems on their own. At Kids World we encourage children to attempt to figure out and solve everyday problems on their own; only stepping in to provide assistance when absolutely necessary.

Exploration /Approaches to learning

Infants and toddlers are active learners from birth. They are intrinsically motivated to explore the world around them, investigating and engaging with the objects and people in their environment while also gathering knowledge. Our goal is not only to guide your child, but to also encourage their independent exploration and learn through experience.

Motor Skills Activities

 To help your child strengthen the fine and gross motor skills, they will regularly engage in the following activities:

  • Tummy Time - placing a baby on his or her stomach while awake and supervised, to help develop strong neck and shoulder muscles

  • Ball rolling - baby will practice trying to grab a rolling ball – this will help with motor control of their arms and legs.

  • Object grabbing - baby will explore different objects to grab with their hands and fingers.

Sensory organization

Infants use their five senses to explore their surroundings. This can be a tricky and frustrating time for your little one. Our goal is to make this experience fun and enjoyable for your child. Each activity in which your baby participates is deigned to engage each of your child’s senses: sound, sight, smell, taste, and touch.

Communication/ Language

From your child’s cry and babble, they are learning how to communicate and connect with others. This is how a child learns to develop trust and relationship with other. Our goal is to encourage your child to keep expressing themselves to their fullest potential.

To encourage your child, we:

  • Sing lullabies and meaningful songs

  • Name objects

  • Pointing to objects

  • Daily conversations (no baby talk)

  • Play rhyming games and motion games.