At Families First, every child has the opportunity to:

  • Participate in activities that are both quiet and active, teacher-directed and child-initiated, and indoor and outdoor using a variety of equipment and materials
  • Work and play in a safe, loving atmosphere with children of the same age, always under direct supervision
  • Establish positive and caring relationships with both adults and other children
  • Develop a curiosity for the world around them by asking questions, trying new ideas, providing input and feeling good about their efforts of response
  • Develop a positive self-esteem which allows independence in the pursuit of learning through problem-solving and the confidence to try things on their own
  • Challenge their physical and intellectual abilities

Welcome to the Infant Room!

Teacher/Child Ratio = 1:4
Age Range = 6 weeks- 9 months

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Development areas

For our infants, we focus on:

Physical Development

Adequate rest - sleep as necessary for each child
Movement - encouraging crawling and walking
Balance - supportive sitting, encouraging rolling over, swings, chairs and infant seats

Emotional Development

Security – responding to expressed needs
Love – touching, caressing, holding during feeding, changing, and play

Intellectual Development

Language – talking and singing to child during all interactions
Cognitive – showing cause/effect
Creativity – stimulating the environment through sounds, music, textures, books

Social Development

Behavioral skills – separating children during disagreements and over activity. They cannot yet mediate themselves.