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Infant & Toddler Program
(6 weeks – 2 years)

Infant & Toddler Program (6 wks – 2 yrs)

Infant Daycare Program

Our Montessori-based Infant daycare program ensures a nurturing, safe, and healthy environment. Our program is also a place where children feel loved and are encouraged to explore their environment. Unlike traditional daycare, our programs focuses on development of the whole child.

Toddlers Daycare Program

Our Toddler daycare program helps children develop their cognitive skills, motor skills, sensory skills, language skills, practical life skills, and social skills. Toddlers at our schools will also begin their transition into the Pre-primary preschool classroom. For instance, they do this by working with activities from the five Montessori areas of Language, Math, Practical Life, Sensorial and Cultural Studies.

Infant & Toddler Program Available At:

Curriculum

Infants Program

Cognitive Skills

Focusing on an object; developing a concept of size, color and location. Also identifying and matching simple objects and their parts.

Motor Skills

Rolling over, grasping objects, developing the pincer grip, putting shapes into holes, stacking assorted objects, pouring dry material from one container to another

Sensory Skills

Following movement with the eyes, experiencing different sounds and textures, recognizing patterns. Also, exploring objects in nature, and knowing “warm” and “cold.”

Language Skills

Naming and identifying objects and pictures to expand vocabulary. Also adding sound effects to stories; following simple directions; identifying objects from their description; and introducing numbers.

Practical Life Skills

Using basic eating utensils, caring for the environment by cleaning spills, wiping a table, etc. Also caring for self- pouring water, wiping nose, drinking out of a cup.

Social Skills

Imitating facial expressions and sounds, reaching out and touching objects, recognizing songs and anticipates actions, developing cooperation, interacting with others.

Toddlers Program

Cognitive Skills

Developing matching skills, assembling simple puzzles, knowing shapes, and identifying objects that belong to a specific group. Also understanding sequence of events, knowing symbols used for numbers, and focusing on a moving object.

Motor Skills

Developing hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity- stringing objects together, placing and removing objects from a certain place. Also transferring objects using the pincer grip.

Sensory Skills

Identifying colors and matching pairs of objects by color, and identifying and matching objects by pattern and texture. Also identifying different sounds and smells.

Language Skills

Developing and expanding vocabulary. For instance, ten basic body parts, naming colors and pictures in books, practicing basic counting, developing awareness of phonetic sounds, and adding and taking away identical objects.

Practical Life Skills

Unrolling and rolling a work mat, sorting and matching objects, caring for the environment by cleaning spills, sweeping, etc. Also caring for self- cutting food into pieces, setting places for meals, pouring liquid from one container to another.

Social Skills

Practicing sharing and taking turns, watching and imitating body movements, listening to and following directions. Also identifying and naming other children, matching photos to people, and recognizing feelings

Daily Schedule

Infant Schedule

Children Arrive
  • Greeting
  • Routine Care (feeding, diapering, sleeping)
  • Self-directed activities in learning areas
  • Circle time (Music & Movement, Calendar and Story Time)

Toddler Schedule

Children Arrive
  • Greeting
  • Routine care (breakfast, diapering or going to the potty)
  • Self-directed activities in learning areas
  • Circle time (Music & Movement, Calendar and Story Time)
Mid-Morning
  • Nap for some, routine care for others
  • Planned play: teacher-directed activities for some, self-directed for others
  • Outdoor walk/play
Mid-Morning
  • Planned Play: teacher-directed activities for some, self-directed for others
  • Snack
  • Outdoor play
Late Morning
  • Lunch
  • Nap for some, routine care for others
  • Teacher-directed activities for infants who are awake
Late Morning
  • Lunch
  • Nap for some
  • Teacher-directed activities for toddlers who are awake
Mid-Afternoon
  • Routine care
  • Nap for some
  • Teacher-directed activities for infants who are awake
  • Outdoor walk/play
Mid-Afternoon
  • Routine care
  • Snack
  • Teacher-directed activities for some, self-directed for other
  • Outdoor play
Late Afternoon
  • Songs, finger play, music and movement, story time
  • Self-directed activities in learning areas
  • Routine care
Late Afternoon
  • Songs, finger play, music and movement, story time
  • Self-directed activities in learning areas
  • Routine care

Infants Daycare Schedule

Children Arrive
  • Greeting
  • Routine Care (feeding, diapering, sleeping)
  • Self-directed activities in learning areas
  • Circle time (Music & Movement, Calendar and Story Time)
Mid-Morning
  • Nap for some, routine care for others
  • Planned play: teacher-directed activities for some, self-directed for others
  • Outdoor walk/play
Late Morning
  • Lunch
  • Nap for some, routine care for others
  • Teacher-directed activities for infants who are awake
Mid-Afternoon
  • Routine care
  • Nap for some
  • Teacher-directed activities for infants who are awake
  • Outdoor walk/play
Late Afternoon
  • Songs, finger play, music and movement, story time
  • Self-directed activities in learning areas
  • Routine care

Toddler Schedule

Children Arrive
  • Greeting
  • Routine care (breakfast, diapering or going to the potty)
  • Self-directed activities in learning areas
  • Circle time (Music & Movement, Calendar and Story Time)
Mid-Morning
  • Planned Play: teacher-directed activities for some, self-directed for others
  • Snack
  • Outdoor play
Late Morning
  • Lunch
  • Nap for some
  • Teacher-directed activities for toddlers who are awake
Mid-Afternoon
  • Routine care
  • Snack
  • Teacher-directed activities for some, self-directed for other
  • Outdoor play
Late Afternoon
  • Songs, finger play, music and movement, story time
  • Self-directed activities in learning areas
  • Routine care