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Infant Programming - 6 Weeks to 1-Year

"It's all of these profound things crashing on you when your child arrives into the world.  It's like you've met your reason to live."

~ Johnny Depp

 

The staff of Arts for Kids is both professional and caring.  They will teach and care for your child using their experience and the information they receive from you.  Each staff member has or will soon complete the required education to be a professional childcare provider in the State of Wisconsin.

Our committment to quality care begins with the partnership between our care givers and parents, which is especially important in providing the highest quality of care for infants.



Together, parents and care givers develop a daily schedule that meets the individual needs of the child.  This open communication will be on-going during the child's time at the Center.


The Center realizes that very young children require an environment that is responsive to individual needs.  Our loving care givers respond with kind words, warm smiles and gentle touches to assure infants they are safe, secure and special.  Our infant classroom offers an array of bright , stimulating equipment alongside soothing, restful areas.  Our infant room is a safe and secure place for infants to explore and learn as they spend their day with us.  Each infant is on their own unique feeding, sleep and play schedules.  Our nurturing infant program is designed just for them with their best interest at heart. Non mobile infants will be moved to various activities in the room to provide variety and enjoyment in their day.

Children under the age of 2 years old will have a notebook system for direct communication with their teacher(s).  In this notebook the teacher will log the daily activities, feedings ad rest times of your child.  Parents will be asked to list pertinent information that will ensure the individualized schedule of each child is up to date.  To include, but not limited to, the last time the child ate,slept and was changed, as well as mood and sleeping patterns of the night before.

July 2024 News!

Infant I 

Hello families,

I can't believe how fast June went by! It has been nice to meet each of you the past few weeks! I   appreciate the warm welcome and open communication. I am having fun getting to know your babies as well! In June some of us got to go outside a few times with the babies in Ms. Tina and Ms. Kayla's class. What a fun experience! Everyone got to engage in some fun activities inside. We used fake grass and jungle animals to enhance our senses. Some of us really liked the feel of the fake grass. Others were more interested in playing with the jungle animals, trying to pick them up and navigate them to where we wanted them to go. We also practiced sitting and standing with the help of the teachers in the classroom. Sitting assisted and standing assisted help with babies core strength and balance. Soon they will be able to do these things on their own! This group really loves tummy time/ floor time which is amazing! They stay engaged with the toys, teacher directed games, and each other on the floor for such a long time! One fun game we played  this month was hello/goodbye where we sat side by side and I leaned forward to say "Hello!" then wave as I leaned behind them and say "bye bye!" This is so much fun to watch their reactions! Some learn object permanence as I come back after I leave. Some want to copy as I wave bye bye to them. Some learn connections with adults through playful actions. So many great skills! They also enjoyed peek-a-boo this month. We spent some time exploring gel/glitter sensory bags and painted our feet for our father day gifts as well as our bulletin board. In new updates some babies are moving all over the place! They are rolling and scooting their bodies forwards and backwards around our room! Others are sitting up almost on their own! Some have grasped onto toys and are working on transferring them from hand to hand or shaking them! We will continue to work on these skills in July. We will also talk about the fourth of July, beach/ocean and camping/picnic. Look forward to art projects coming home in July!  Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Ms. Deanne (sub for Ms. Allie), Ms. Aaliyah and the Infant 1 room 

Infant II

Hello families. A lot has happened in June. We said goodbye to Kye and Riley to Toddler 1 and 3 respectively, and we welcomed Atticus to our room. He’s been a great addition. He’s learned how to sit up so we suspect he’ll be chasing his crawling friends soon. We also welcomed Emerlynn to our room June 10th. It’s her first time in daycare and she’s adjusted so well. She fits right in and loves her new friends. Eberhardt, Eleanor, and Christian are enjoying pushing and walking with the walking toys for now. Zaid celebrated his first birthday on June 14th. Happy birthday Zaid! Eberhardt, Eleanor, and Christian have all started on center foods as they all will be one in July. We try to keep your little ones busy between art, music, outside time, and sensory activities. We’ve also been doing water play in the classroom. Bath time must be a blast at home. Thank you for bringing in sunscreen and hats. We try to get outside on the playground or take walks as weather permits. A big thank you also to all our families for your     patience in updating paperwork in your child’s file.

Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July!

Ms. Tina and Ms. Kayla

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