Infant Program  

Your baby's transition from home to our care should be comfortable and easy for both you and your child. At Coastal Kids Academy, we are experts at creating an environment with a cheery, nurturing “home away from home” atmosphere that will encourage your baby to reach critical infant developmental milestones. At Coastal Kids Academy, we believe in providing our infants with quality child care through an individualized approach. Utilizing the nationally recognized Bright Baby™ curriculum, activities are individually planned for each infant's developmental stage. The Bright Baby curriculum focuses on the following areas of baby development:

 

  • Independence and self-confidence

  • Motor skills

  • Social and emotional growth

  • Movement

  • Creative expression

  • Talking and listening

 

Each day we engage our youngest learners in a host of imaginative activities. You’ll find us playing peek-a-boo, dancing, and playing musical instruments, reading stories, or feeling cloths of different textures. We also teach baby sign language for words like "milk" and "more," so our infants can communicate in a frustration-free manner with caregivers. We’ll follow your baby’s personal schedule of napping, eating, and diapering, making time during these routine activities to sing, talk and cuddle. We keep families informed with Daily Reports detailing your baby’s day. And our open-door policy ensures that parents can take comfort knowing they can stop in anytime to nurse or just to visit.

 

Our Staff is trained to focus on each individual child in order to meet your little one’s changing developmental needs. Daily observations allow staff to plan appropriate activities to help your child reach his/her next milestone.

 

Our Infant teachers take pride in ensuring your precious baby has a great start in learning and development.

 

Inside your Infant’s day: Each day your child will be discovering things using all five senses, copying simple nations of the people around them, experimenting with toy instruments, exploring textures, colors, and learning a variety of words and sounds through playing with other children.

 

Language and Developmental Areas:

  • Makes early attempts at speaking

  • Learn to understand a variety of words by listening, observing, and engaging

  • Use sounds and gestures to express needs, wants, ad interests

  • Listen to books and read aloud

 

Social and Emotional Development:

  • Form an attachment to familiar adults

  • Begin to interact with other children

  • Express some emotions through sounds, facial expressions, and movement

 

Physical Development and Wellness:

  • Working on physical milestone like rolling over and crawling

  • Coordinate hand movements to being reaching for and grasping objects

 

Cognitive Development:

  • Use the five senses to explore and observe

  • Begin to copy simple actions of others

  • Performs actions to gain response

 

Creative Expression:

  • Begin to explore bright, contrasting colors

  • Explore a variety of textures like wet and sticky

  • Listen to music and experiment with toy instruments

 

Executive Function:

  • Work on early memory skills

  • Solve simple problems, such as making sounds and pointing

  • Focus attention for short periods of time

 

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