Age: 6 weeks to 18 months
Meeting The Needs of The Parents
We try our level best to meet the special needs of the parents because we understand that every parent has certain views about the different aspects of child care, and what is most beneficial to their child. Feel free to communicate your views and needs, and we will incorporate as many as possible to produce a mutually beneficial partnership. In addition, we can make scheduling arrangements with any working mothers who wish to breast feed their baby during the day. However, please remember, we provide group care and we do have certain limits. Trillium has devised a very unique concept of step scheduling by which we provide a one to four teacher-child ratio.
Activities for Infants
- Gross Motor – At this stage in life, young babies are developing at a very fast pace. Babies need many gross motor activities to help develop and fine-tune these skills. We offer several developmental activities for the babies.
- Kick board – The child is motivated to kick the kick board with his/her leg motions.
- Kickball – This helps to produce movements of the legs as well as the hands
- Bell Anklets – This produces movement of the legs
- Turning and Changing Position – This assists in producing movement in the large muscle groups.
- Offering Objects at a reasonable distance – Children are assisted in movement of small muscle groups and this also requires concentration skills.
- Crawl Games– Any game which helps to stimulate the crawling mechanisms in the baby are enjoyed daily.
- Physical Stimulation – This achieves simple body movements for mobile infants.
- Intellectual Stimulation – There is much interaction by verbal exchanges, playing music, making various noises, and exploring objects for size, shape, color, texture, movement, position and sound. Hiding objects for seek and find and motion games include clapping, singing, etc.
- Social Development – There is also interaction with familiar people, reassuring and nurturing at all times, close attention to pertinent activities, verbal communication and approval, slow, simple and non-threatening competitive games.
- Language – Activities involve playing with dolls and verbalization of body parts (i.e. nose, ears, mouth, etc.), making noises during all interactions, naming all objects consistently and constantly, giving meaning when introducing new words, naming all body action, reading books, looking at pictures and interacting with many finger-plays.,
- Self-Awareness – Staff helps facilitate bottle holding, trying finger foods, picking up small objects, learning to creep, crawl and walk.