In addition to holding and cuddling our school’s infants, our teachers are constantly interacting with them to encourage their mental and physical development in our infant daycare. Our “Seahorses” (the infant group) will learn to grasp toys, vocalize sounds, recognize pictures of familiar objects and acquire a variety of other motor skills. Teachers work with each child in a series of stimulating activities that incorporate the natural routines of feeding and play. Teachers reinforce the babies’ development without disrupting their daily schedule.
During this phase, infants begin to understand sounds and identify words which are fostered through the teachers speaking, reading and singing to them. During this segment of our program, babies are taught a simplistic sign language.
While infants are too young for true mathematics, our teachers can help them understand spatial relationships through experimentations with actions and reactions.
Infants begin developing social norms and emotional reactions at very early stages in life. The teachers at Palm Preschool nurture and encourage their developing sense of self.
It’s never too early to start wellness training. Each day, our teachers plan a variety of activities and engage in play that will help infants develop their coordination, mobility and fine motor skills.
Budding Picassos will appreciate our program that affords them the ability to create and respond to sounds as they are exposed to variety of colors, shapes and textures.
7:00-8:00 a.m. Arrival. Play time, floor time, tummy time, gym time or snuggles and singing
8:00-8:30 a.m. Group activities, circle time or art
8:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast for older children, bottles offered to younger babies
9:00-9:15 a.m. Diaper change
9:15-9:30 a.m. Touch and sensory exploration activities
9:30-10:00 a.m. Outside time and stroller walks
10:00-11:00 a.m. Diaper change and nap time
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Lunch time for older children, bottles offered to younger babies, holding, rocking, reading and singing
12:00-2:00 p.m. Diaper change and afternoon nap
2:00-3:00 p.m. Diaper change and snack for older children, bottle offered for younger babies, holding, rocking, reading, singing and floor play
3:00-3:30 p.m. Outside time and stroller walks
3:30-4:00 p.m. Curriculum activity
4:00-5:00 p.m. Diaper change and free play
5:00-5:30 p.m. Snack for older children and bottles offered to younger babies
5:30-6:00 p.m. Diaper changes, floor time, tummy time, gym time, singing and snuggles. Greet parents and say goodbye to children