When is my child ready for the Starfish classroom? We take infants 6 weeks and up.
What am I expected to provide for my child? Parents are responsible for providing diapers, baby wipes, diaper cream ointment, extra sets of clothes, bottles or sippy cup, baby food, baby snacks and pacifiers (if needed). When your infant starts eating solid food then you would need to bring them food for lunch. If you are using breast milk then you may bring enough bottles of it for the day. If you are using formula, than you can leave a can of formula and the teachers will make a bottle for them when needed. For the formula, you would also need to provide the number of empty bottles that your child will need for the day.
Does the Starfish classroom have a set schedule? In the infant room, we do not have a set schedule. We will take care of their needs while following each child’s own daily schedule. When you enroll, you will fill out a form that will explain their feeding and nap schedule. That form will get updated monthly or immediately if any information changes on it.
What will my child learn during their time in the Starfish classroom? They will be surrounded with language, images, and a music rich environment. We have a peaceful, calming and nurturing environment in our infant classroom. The teachers use love and comfort through gentle touch. We will focus on their gross motor skills as well as fine motor skills. For gross motor, they receive tummy time to help with strengthening their head, as well as other areas. When they start to pull up, we will practice with them to strengthen their legs. For fine motor, we will work on being able to grasp a toy, to reach for a toy, as well as teaching them to hold their own bottle when they are able too. The teachers are interactive with the infants throughout the whole day, so that they will pick up on language skills as well.