Infant Daycare Program

NOTE: The Price above only reflects an 8 hour shift. Additional time will reflect a higher cost.

LITTLE ANGELS (INFANT DAYCARE)

(Ages 2 weeks – 12 months)

Little Angels make their own schedules. The focus in this classroom is healthy development. The student to teacher ratio for this classroom is 6 to 1.

Infants sleep and eat according to their own schedules. During naps, infants are placed on their backs in CPCS and ASTM approved cribs without blankets, toys or bumpers.

During feeding times, bottle-fed infants are either held or positioned sitting up and are fed ‘on demand’ (at least 4 hours and not more than hourly). Bottles should be premade and labelled with the infant’s first and last name.

Breastfeeding is supported by providing areas for nursing mothers to feed their babies. Expressed milk can also be sent from home if frozen or kept cold during transit. Bottles or milk storage bags must be labelled with the child’s first and last name and the date the milk was expressed.

Diapers are checked every hour or as needed. Both teachers and children must wash their hands before and after diaper changes

Child development focuses

We use the GELDS five domains to assess your child’s need for this program. Physical Development and Motor Skills (PDM), Social and Emotional Development (SED), Approaches to Play and Learning (APL), Communication, Language and Literacy (CLL), Cognitive Development and General Knowledge (CD).

Physical Development and Motor Skills

This domain pertains to the way infants move their bodies using large muscles like arms and legs to crawl, walk, run and dance. It also includes small muscle development that helps children feed themselves, scribble with crayons, paint and eventually write. Under our infant daycare program Kat’s Little Angels monitors your child development. Some examples of Physical Development and Motor Skills include seeing if your infant…

  • Initiates active play and engages in some physical activity.
  • Explores food with fingers.
  • Exhibits body awareness and starts to move intentionally.
  • Develops emerging coordination and balance, often with support.
  • Develops grasp reflex.

 

Social and Emotional Development

This domain focuses on the ways children learn about themselves and how to get along with other people. Newborn babies do not have an awareness of being an individual person. As they grow, we help them develop a sense of “me”. Some signs we look out for are. 

  • Responds to his/her name.
  • Uses sounds, facial expressions or body movements to express simple emotions of contentment or discontent.
  • Develops trust and attachment toward significant adults.
  • Engages in solitary play around other children.

Approaches to Play and Learning

This domain addresses how children go about learning new skills and concepts. Children approach play and learning in a variety of ways. As their curiosity grows we can develop your interest in learning. This domain can be measured by whether your infant…

  • Selects an item of interest by pointing and/or reaching for object.
  • Shows curiosity/interest in his or her surroundings.
  • Manipulates objects and imitates actions observed.
  • Engages in solitary play around other children.

 

 

 

Communication, Language and Literacy

This domain involves the way children learn to communicate with sounds, words and gestures. This involves both verbal and nonverbal behaviors. Babbling, talking, listening, using sign language, using gestures are some of the ways children learn language and early literacy skills. When dealing with a infant we looking for whether or not child…

  • Responds to repeated words and phrases.
  • Responds to talking, singing or reading.
  • Engages in back-and-forth vocal play with adult.

 

 

 

Cognitive Development and General Knowledge

This domain addresses how children use their minds to explore the world around them. They should be encouraged to explore, investigate, observe and record changes in the environment. this domain is broken up into many sub-domains. Some simple skills that shows your infant is developing in area are whether you child…

  • Acts on an object to make a pleasing sight, sound or motion.
  • Interacts with a toy or object to understand it.
  • Responds to music.

 

 

 

To learn more about the five domains visit the GELDS website.

Infants

Ready to care for your new bundle of joy as early as two weeks old.

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Toddlers

Guiding your child for their steps and beyond.

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Before and After School

Let's us take the stress out of getting your child to and from school.

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Summer Camp

When school is out, Kat and her staff is here all summer.

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Great service. Never worried when Ms. Kat has our child.

July 15, 2018

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