Infant Program Goals
To care for infants in a warm, affectionate way that lets the child know that they are special. Including the physical affection and cuddling that is so important at this stage of development
To meet each child's physical needs
To implement strict sanitation procedures that are adhered to faithfully
To provide opportunities for exploring, learning, and social interaction through a good variety of daily activities.
To prepare activities to stimulate the senses, recognizing that infants learn through the use of their eyes, ears, fingers, sense of taste and smell.
To care for children in small groups, to prevent over-stimulation and disorder and to provide opportunities for one to one interaction between children and staff.
To provide opportunity for the use of large and small motor skills.
To establish awareness among staff that always provides for a safe environment.
To provide a certain consistency between Kiddieland and Home Care practices that will be most beneficial to the infant and will offer the parents an opportunity to influence the kind of care their child receives
To provide an observation system in which notes on the children are kept
To be supportive of parents; encouraging involvement and open and honest communication between parents and staff.
To develop staff potential through proper supervision, by making expectations clear, by following through to see that expectations are met, and by utilizing staff input.