Infants

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Infants

Infant Child Care & Early Education Program

Age Range:
6 weeks – 17 months
Areas of Learning:

Baby Signs®

Social Stimulation

Motor Skills Development

Choosing an early childhood center for the care of your infant can be one of the most important decisions you make. The Infant Program at Cedar Crest Academy receives specialized age-appropriate curriculum and development exercises. Our trained professionals are empowered to help your child progress in their development at their own pace, giving them a head start that is sure to give them the very best chance at success.

Children in our Infant Program can be expected to develop the following skills:

  • Language acquisition
  • Sense of self
  • Sensory awareness
  • Motor skills
  • Visual tracking

Infant Care Daily Sample Schedule

Babies need to be held, loved and encouraged to safely explore their world. They will be nurtured with many hugs and stimulating activities throughout their day at Cedar Crest.

Our sample infant schedule, shown below, serves as just a guideline of the daily routine in our nurseries.  At Cedar Crest we understand that our infants’ needs may vary, therefore we modify the schedule throughout the day to meet the individual needs of our babies.

Breakfast
Free Play (all areas available)
Naps (as needed)
One on One Activities with their teacher:

  • Tummy Time & Other Motor Development exercises
  • Playing with age appropriate stimulating toys
  • Social Play—Pat-a-Cake, etc.
  • Looking at Picture Books

Lunch
Free Play (all areas available)
Naps (as needed)
One on One Activities with their teacher:

  • Tummy Time & Other Motor Development exercises
  • Playing with age-appropriate stimulating toys
  • Social Play—Pat-a-Cake, etc.
  • Looking at Picture Books

Outdoor large motor play or vigorous indoor play
Snack
One on One Activities and Free Play:

  • Tummy Time & Other Motor Development exercises
  • Playing with age-appropriate stimulating toys
  • Social Play—Pat-a-Cake, etc.
  • Looking at Picture Books

Departures and Good-byes