Infants – 6 weeks to 16 months
At Bloom, we understand how delicate and complex the early stages of life are for infants. Providing a warm, loving environment and establishing a relationship with the world is vital to their development. In addition to cuddling, nurturing and attending to an infant’s basic needs, our teachers also make sure each child experiences activities that will help them enhance their physical, language, cognitive, social and emotional skills such as:
- story time, music and simple games.
- singing, nursery rhymes, finger plays.
- speech, sign language, facial expressiveness.
Our stimulating classroom is filled with toys, mirrors, large pictures and baskets full of books that encourage the babies to explore and discover the world around them. Bloom’s teachers also promote motor development through hands-on play, exploration and mobility.
Our teachers are responsive to the needs of our youngest students and each child’s schedule is determined individually. Before a baby’s first day, parents will meet with the teachers to determine what type of routine they would like their baby to follow. Then, teachers will work closely with parents to adapt the schedule to the changing needs of each infant. Once a child gets a little older, teachers will begin to tailor schedules to prepare for the transition to the toddler room at 16 months.