Infant Program

Infant Program Curriculum

Our Premier program is available for infants beginning at 4 weeks through 18 months. In our program your infant will receive the best, nurturing and learning experience possible! We have highly experienced teachers who understand the importance of infant care and that this is where learning truly begins.

We understand and value the high need for parents to feel comfortable with leaving their infants with persons other than family and we are extending our hands to you, in hopes of becoming a part of your extended family.

During the initial 30 days your infant will receive an Ages and Stages Assessment based on information you’ve shared and what they are displaying in a social environment with other infants of various ages. You will receive a copy of your child’s assessment and have opportunity to establish a meet time with teachers to go over the assessment and plan out the learning experience for your child based on our curriculum calendar. This assessment is repeated quarterly through daily observations and placed in our Agape Academy journey binders.

Infants will explore a number of learning opportunities: music and movement, art (visual and hands on depending on development), literacy and reading, outdoor and indoor motor movement, and lots of hugs and kisses.

Sample Daily Schedule For Infants

5am – 6am                      Rest

6am – 8:15am                 Manipulatives/Puzzles & Blocks

8:15am – 8:30am          Diaper Changes/Potty Breaks/Hand Washing

8:30am – 9am               Breakfast

9am – 9:15am                Music & Movement

9:15am – 9:30am          Small Group

9:30am – 10am             Outdoor Play

10am – 10:15am            Diaper Changes/Potty Breaks/Hand Washing

10:15am – 10:30am      Large/Small Gross Motor Play

10:30am – 10:45am      Math/Science

10:45am – 11:15am       Structured Art

11:15am – 11:30am      Hand Washing

11:30am – 12pm          Lunch Time

12pm – 12:15pm          Hand Washing

12:15pm – 2:15pm       Nap Time

2:15pm – 2:30pm        Diaper Change

2:30pm – 2:45pm       Snack Time

2:45pm – 3pm             Music & Movement

3pm – 3:15pm             Large Group

3:15pm – 3:45pm      Outdoor Play

3:45pm – 4pm           Diaper Changes/Potty Breaks/Hand Washing

4pm – 4:15pm            Large/Small Gross Motor Play

4:15m – 4:30pm     Math/Science

4:30 – 5pm                Structured Art

5pm – 6pm                Home Living/Dramatic Play

6pm – 6:15pm           Diaper Changes/Potty Breaks/Hand Washing

6:15pm – 6:30pm     Snack

6:30pm – 7pm          Teacher’s Choice

Infant to Toddler Transition

We often think of infant rooms with soft music and lighting, sleeping babies and babies on their tummies on mats reaching for toys. Toddler classrooms, in contrast, have the reputation of being bustling and busy with children trying out their newly acquired skills of walking, climbing and saying “no.”

Knowing what to expect during the infant to toddler classroom transition can help ease the transition. As with many transitions, the more communication you can have with your child’s new teachers, the better. And acknowledge the milestone of “moving up” by taking photos of your child’s first day in the new classroom and creating a new morning routine.

Transitions to Expect:

  • New independence and social skills
  • Physical changes (such as moving from a crib to a cot or mat)
  • Less reliance on bottles and more use of cups
  • Less use of pacifiers
  • Development of new movement skills

Frequently Asked Questions

Infant Childcare

We talk to our infants so that we create communication between the teacher and the infant. This also increases the infant’s capacity to understand language and increase vocabulary. We teach sign language to our infants to help assist with communication as well as giving them a second language that can be used as they grow.

Because we are an extended care provider we have a day and evening program. Crib sheets are changed before the evening infant arrives as well as cots are sanitized after each use. Each crib/cot can be assigned to two infants as we follow ODJFS guidelines regarding sanitization.

As parents often shop at similar stores, we may have identical items in the room.

Teachers follow all the diapering procedures sanctioned by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Teachers wash their hands and sanitize all surfaces before and after each change using approved sanitizing solution. All play and work surfaces are sanitized daily.