Walkers - Independent Learners
The goal in our Infant environment is to instill self-confidence through support of the child’s innate curiosity while also maintaining a balance with the developing skills required for respectful social interactions.
The Infant environment is carefully designed with age appropriate furniture and materials that foster independence, support cognitive and language development and strengthen fine/gross motor skills.:
Language development through spoken language and conversation, specific language materials, and a vast, rotating library.
Fine and gross motor development through eye-hand specific manipulatives and independent use of child sized furnishings.
Learning the Independence of self-care and care of environment, and introducing toilet learning.
Social development - through modeling and direct teaching of respectful social interactions.
Music, expressive movement, and art are a weekly part of the curriculum.
Emphasis is given to both quality time spent concentrating on purposeful indoor activities as well as outdoor activities and free exploration in nature. Social interactions are consistently guided in a loving and sensitive approach based on respect for individual differences.
Teachers and assistants are trained to interact with children based on knowledge of the direct influence of positive relationships to brain/mind/personality development. Developing close relationships with families, and consistent daily communication is a priority.
8:15-8:30 Arrival and greetings.
8:30-9:30 Indoor work period giving lessons and toilet training.
9:30-10:00 Indoor community snack together and clean-up.
10:15-11:30 Outdoor activities on the older infant play yard.
11:15-11:30 Prepare half day children for pick-up.
11:30-12:00 Outdoor lunch time eating together and clean-up.
12:00-2:15 Afternoon nap/rest time.
2:15-2:30 Outdoor snack time.
2:30-2:45 Prepare full day children for pick-up.
3:00-4:00 Outdoor activities.
4:15-4:30 Community snack and clean-up.
4:30-5:30 Indoor activities with music and art.