Upon entering Skribbles infant room, you will notice a calming, nurturing environment where your children will be cared for by a loving consistent staff. The infant staff is certified by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and are trained in infant first aid and CPR. The staff works together to stimulate your children in a cozy, home-like environment. They offer lots of love, nurturing, and relationship building with their caregivers and other children. The infant staff spends a lot of time on the floor holding, rocking, talking and singing with the babies, while forming basic trust between child and caregiver.
- Friendly and nurturing environment
- Qualified and caring staff
- Stimulating curriculum
- Personal daily routines
Our infant program is licensed for 7 children and two staff members. This ensures that your child will receive plenty of individual attention. Individual developmental plans are kept for each infant in the program and each child is encouraged to develop at their own pace. Upon enrolling, each parent will complete an individual child schedule which includes a daily pattern of naps, feeding, and alert time for their child. This will allow us to care for your baby the same way you do. At the close of each day, your child will be sent home with a daily sheet containing all of the days events. The staff is also available and eager to share stories of your child’s busy day away from home.
Our Infant and Toddler curriculum is based on the idea that young children learn best with “hands-on” experiences. Children are encouraged to interact with their caregivers, peers and objects in the classrooms. During the learning process, children will discover the world around them through exploring and playing with the various items throughout the classrooms. Infants and Toddlers will also learn to develop a sense of trust in their caregivers that their needs will be met while being provided with a loving, caring environment during their days away from home. Our young Infant and Toddler classrooms are arranged to promote learning in a safe comfortable and secure environment. Each area is organized around specific needs including play, movement, meal time and diapering.
Our classroom schedules in the infant and young toddler classrooms provide a both a predictable and flexible routine including arrival, free choice activities, circle times, meals, outdoor and departure times. In addition, time is included on an individual schedule to accommodate young infant and toddler eating, diapering and sleeping schedules. As our Infants age, we will work closely with them to help prepare them for a true toddler schedule.
Curriculum 1 Themes: All about me, Apples; Pumpkins, Leaves, Nature ; My Family, Homes, Teddy Bears, Foods; All kinds of hats, Clothing, Winter, Weather; Going to the Circus; Zoo Animals; Puppets; Pets (dogs, cats, fish, birds), Mail Carrier; Shapes; Buildings; All Kinds of Brushes; Getting Wet! (Rain, Water, Bubbles); Birds; Gardens – plants and flowers, fruits and vegetables; Sand; Wheels; Sports; Bugs.
Curriculum 2 Themes: Balls, Bears, Bubbles, Butterflies; Pumpkins, Leaves, Nature ; Fruits and Vegetables; Friends and Families; Winter Fun! Sledding, Snowmen, Penguins; Who’s at the Zoo?; Time for Helping; Pets Parade; Time for Playing; Things that Go! Wheels, Cars and Movement; Wet and Wild; Turtles, Fish, Frogs and Rubber Ducks; Fun on the Farm; Nursery Rhymes; Fun at the Beach: Sand, Digging, Summer, Sunshine.