Infants (0-18 Months)
Discovering first words in a nurturing environment
We offer looking for a healthy, safe, secure "home away from home" where your infant can learn, play and grow. We have designed a nurturing, creative world for infants to encourage and enhance their holistic develop. The infants will take the first steps toward a bright future when sharing his or her early developmental experiences at La Petite Academie Centrale.
Each infant is unique and has their own patterns for play, feeding and sleeping. We use these patterns as our guide to introduce daily activities that will encourage their individuality, interests and needs, which will prepare your infant for life. Our qualified educators offer a nurturing and creative environment for infants to develop to their fullest potential at their own pace. We are committed to making this first transition away from home easy and natural for you and your child.
- Building of self-esteem through nurturing personal care
- Interaction with groups to spark curiosity and socialization
- Focus on cognitive and motor skills through playtime and activities
- Development through age-appropriate materials and toys and hands-on- experiences
- Daily communication between educators and parents to keep you informed about your Infant's day
Your Infant's Day
The experiences infants have during the early months and years of life are crucial to healthy brain development. Lots of personal attention and interaction between our educators and your infant will promote basic cognitive and social skills. Singing, reading and talking are just some of the behaviors that support development during this critical stage.
Physical and Motor Dimension
Physical development of coordinated motor skills is a large part of an infant's first year. Physical development activities help build physical strength and motor coordination with daily experiences that allow infants to practice fine-motor skills, hand/eye coordination, hand and full body movement, and more.
Infants begin to use and integrate their senses right away to explore their new world. Through cognitive activities, children use one or more of their developing senses related to memory, spatial orientation, and cause and effect.
Language and communication development is most profound during a child's first three years of life while the brain is developing and maturing. First Words activities help develop skills in an environment rich with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to speech and language.
Social and Emotional Dimension
Feelings of confidence, pride, trust, friendship, and humor are all part of social-emotional development. Making friends activities promote early social interactions and conversations, develop facial expressions to communicate, and support self-identity.