EduCare offers care services beginning with newborns. These little ones are cared for with the same love and tenderness that we give to our own children.
Our Infant room is specially designed and monitored to ensure your child’s safety and security while providing the most nurturing environment for their healthy development.
Nurturing Growth & Development
EduCare offers individualized infant care through our Infant Care Program. Each baby has a primary caregiver who is responsible for consistently providing care and working with infants and parents as they progress through infancy. The caregiver provides exciting activities appropriate for each child’s development.
We use “Creative Curriculum” and “Active Learning for Infants” curriculum in all our infant classrooms. This program helps infants grow and develop throughout the first year of life. Our goal is to provide experiences to assist children in creating a picture of who they are, what they can do, and what they think and feel. They learn they are important, unique and competent. We strive to accomplish this through the following key experiences:
- Listening and Talking
- Books and Pictures
- Conversations and Sounds
- Sign Language
- Basic Spanish
- Large Muscles: rolling over, sitting, crawling, standing, and walking
- Small Muscles: grasping, picking up, dropping, and changing hands
Learning from the World Around Them
- Nature: outdoor play and water play
- Five senses
- Number songs
- Shapes, sizes, and colors
- Tasting foods
- Developing a sense of self: mirror play
Caregivers work with parents and infants to build partnerships through personal care plans, daily conversations about activities and foods babies enjoy, a sense of home being brought into the classroom (family pictures, tapes of parents’ voices, etc.) and parents visiting and spending time in the classroom. These partnerships, along with consistent, individualized care are key to creating an environment of infants’ trust and development.