Welcome to the Infant department. Our building was designed and built for infants and toddlers. It was not a space that was converted, and it is not a section of building with other ages. This building was engineered with the needs, safety and comfort of our youngest children in mind.Meet our Infant Staff!
The infant rooms are completely self-contained with security cameras in the classroom and crib room, a hospital standard air purifier system, sprinkler system, separate dining and changing areas, heated floors, laundry area and a refrigerator for bottles and infant food. All furniture is child size and age appropriate. The crib room is separated with each baby having their own crib and storage area for diapers, wipes and clothes. The toys are sanitized several times each day. Sheets are washed weekly or more often if needed. Our teachers are certified in infant and nursery training. They are trained and certified in universal precautions, medicine training, first aid, and CPR. Some of our teachers in the infant room have been loving and teaching children at A.C.T. since 1991.
There are three stages that your baby will progress through during their precious time with us. Each stage follows themed lesson plans daily that are available for your viewing. Stage one babies are 6 weeks - 6 months, stage two are 6 months - 10 months, and stage three are 10 months - 17 months. Language development begins for all three stages with sign language. In stage one, they will experience tummy time, and floor time to strengthen muscles and develop social skills with their teacher and friends through voice and eye contact. Stage two will gain some independence by learning to sit unassisted, begin crawling, holding their own bottle, beginning solid foods, drinking from a sippy cup, and sitting in a high chair. Stage three will become more social as they sit at the table with their friends during mealtimes, learn to drink from an open cup, and gain the skill of using a spoon. Their fine motor skills will become more fine-tuned as they experience painting with a brush, supervised water play, and sensory activities. They will enjoy the applause as they learn to walk on their own.
Through planned daily activities they will develop their cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, and social skills as well as enjoying music time in the comfort of a secure environment. The babies experience the love of the Lord each day through songs, mealtime prayers, and through the caring of their teachers. Each baby receives one on one with their teacher as well as small group time with their friends. Weather permitting the babies go for walks in strollers around the backyard, and in the shaded play area adjacent to the infant building. This enables your baby to experience nature on their level. Your baby is a very precious little one and we would like to invite you to come and visit with us.