Infants and Toddlers

Chenequa Shorey’s Room

We aim to build trust and close relationships with both the children and their families. In our infants, we encourage social emotional development by giving them our full attention. We bond verbally during caregiving and daily activities, such as feeding, diapering, and tummy time. As the children become toddlers, we continue to help them make sense of the world around them. We hope to build and develop the children’s cognitive development and understanding of their surroundings.

Age Group

6 week - 2 years

Education Goals

Emotional
Show affection and dislikes
Show empathy for others
Feel Safe
Exhibit contrasting moods
Social
Imitates Others
Influences/persuades others
Helps clean-up/participates in daily activities
Enjoys exploring with others
Physical
Sits well in a chair
Climbs up stairs
Stacks blocks
Use a crayon and paint brushes
Attempts to put on shoes and jacket
Wash dry hands
Uses a spoon

What is Tummy Time?

Toddlers read a book followed by a movement or music activity. The infants will have supervised tummy time, where they have time to lay on their stomachs. This movement of the head helps strengthen the neck, shoulders, and helps eye muscles get stronger as the baby looks around.

Why do we have free time?

This is when the children are divided into two small groups. One group will have free play where they play in the play in the playroom or outside, while the other group does a craft.

What happens during Work Time?

Work time is a time of fun and learning. The method of “Play Teaching” is used by education professionals around the world. The children can go to various activities in the room as they choose. The teachers engage with the children on their level, playing with them and also teaching them. The lessons taught during free time may be informal, but they are also the most effective.