Infants

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Infant 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.

Infant Program

Infants In Action

Infant Sample Schedule

5am – 6am: Rest

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

8:15am – 8:30am: Diaper Changes

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

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

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

4:15pm – 4:30pm: Math/Science

4:30pm – 5pm: Structured Art

5pm – 6pm: Home Living/Dramatic Play

6pm – 6:15pm: Diaper Changes

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

FAQs

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.