What infants learn and experience during the first year of their life becomes a foundation that they will continue to build on for the rest of their lives.
At Jaycees Early Learning Center, we have three large infant rooms, where teachers work individually with each child to accommodate their physical, cognitive, and psychosocial stages of development. Each child in the infant room follows a schedule that is uniquely their own. Upon enrollment, we conduct a brief screening, asking parents what some of the goals they would like to see their little one accomplish, and create a schedule to ensure that those goals are met. Throughout the day, our caregivers have planned activities to interact with the babies to aid in their cognitive and personal development skills, and work toward achieving each infant’s individual goals. Over time, the schedule is modified as each child’s development and parent desires warrant.
Our infant program utilizes the Maryland State Department of Education’s Healthy Beginnings Guidelines to track the developmental progress of each child plan fun, healthy activities to encourage their growth in:
- Personal-Social Development. Increases infant’s awareness of themselves, how they feel about others and how they play and communicate to others around them.
- Cognitive Development. An infant’s growing ability to listen and understand others around them.
- Language Development. An infant’s ability to listen, understand, and use — or at least try to use — words. Infants will progress from crying to babbling to using a few simple words to express their needs.
- Physical Development. Increases an infant’s ability to control their body and discover what it can do.
Infant Care Curriculum
Our infant daycare programs use High Reach Learning, a research-supported curriculum where children explore a well-rounded balance of learning experiences and are provided with many opportunities to develop important skills. Our teachers are always interacting with the children and ensuring that their needs are met. Throughout the day they will read books, sing songs, repeat fingerplays, imitate sounds, and encourage grasping to develop the foundational skills that your baby will need in toddlerhood and beyond.
If you have been searching the web for ‘infant daycare near me’ and haven’t had luck, check out Jaycees Early Learning Center. To learn more about our Infant Daycare Program, get in touch with our teachers and caregivers! We welcome you to schedule a tour of our infant daycare rooms and look forward to hearing from you!