The Nursery Program at Kidz Creative Corner includes children 6 weeks to 15 - 18 months of age. Infants grow fast and the care and needs of a 2 month old versus a 15 month old are very much different. For that reason we have created 2 separate classrooms for older and younger infants. The infant caregivers provide a safe, nurturing and consistent environment for the children, along with numerous opportunities for enrichment activities throughout the day. Activities are planned to enhance infant development in all areas:
* Gross and Fine Motor
* Language ( Including Sign Language)
Babies learn primarily through sensory exploration:
* visual stimuli such as pictures and books
* listening to music, stories, and language
* touching and manipulating toys and materials of different textures
* tasting new and familiar foods
* smelling toys, caregivers, and their environment
The infants are encouraged to exercise their small and large muscles through grasping, reaching, kicking, creeping, crawling, and sitting up as they progress to pulling up, standing, and walking.
Many hands-on materials are provided to enhance cognitive development and to provide early experiences in cause and effect and problem-solving. Social and emotional development result from quality interactions with loving and responsive caregivers, where trust is built and strong bonds are formed. Language skills are acquired through imitation of cooing and babbling sounds, conversation and caregiver interactions, and exposure to a variety of sounds, including listening to books and music. Sign language is also introduced to help babies express themselves.
Daily communication between parents and caregivers is strongly encouraged. An individual daily report is sent home detailing each infant and toddler’s day, including feeding, changing, naps and supply needs. Also each Baby will receive a Portfolio with Milestones in Development and cute pictures documenting their activities. We encourage parents to call anytime with questions and concerns. We want to make this first transition away from home as easy as possible for you and your child.