The Nursery Program at Children’s Creative Corner includes children 6 weeks to 15 months of age. The infant caregivers provide a safe, nurturing and consistent environment for the children, along with numerous opportunities for enrichment activities throughout the day. Activities are planned to enhance infant development in all areas:
Babies learn primarily through sensory exploration:
The infants are encouraged to exercise their small and large muscles through grasping, reaching, kicking, creeping, crawling, and sitting up as they progress to pulling up, standing, and walking.
Many hands-on materials are provided to enhance cognitive development and to provide early experiences in cause and effect and problem-solving. Social and emotional development result from quality interactions with loving and responsive caregivers, where trust is built and strong bonds are formed. Language skills are acquired through imitation of cooing and babbling sounds, conversation and caregiver interactions, and exposure to a variety of sounds, including listening to books and music. Sign language is also introduced to help babies express themselves.
Daily communication between parents and caregivers is strongly encouraged. An individual daily report is sent home detailing each infant and toddler’s day including feeding, changing, naps and supply needs. Also each baby will receive a Portfolio with Milestones in Development and cute pictures documenting their activities.
We encourage parents to call anytime with questions or concerns. We want to make this first transition away from home as easy as possible for you and your child.
On a monthly basis, we do an evaluation based of age appropriate benchmarks in order to assess each baby’s progress and development.