Infant Program

 Infant Room 2

Our infant room provides care to children 6 weeks through 16 months of age.  The classroom provides flexible daily schedules to meet the needs of the individual children.  We are equipped with a divided classroom to provide safety and security to non-mobile infants and freedom to explore for those who are scooting, crawling or walking.  As the child reaches the developmental readiness to transition to the toddler classroom, the teachers will help them to adjust their daily schedule and routines.  This provides a smooth transition of care.

Infant Curriculum

Kidz Paradise offers an Emergent and Integrated Curriculum Model to all the children in the building.  We encourage the children to use their senses to explore and learn about the world around them.  We look at the interests of the children in our care and research activities that will help these interests to flourish in each child.  All the teachers in our program extend the educational experiences across each developmental domain.  Our goal is to provide the children with the gradual progression of educational skills and self-help skills they need to succeed in future schooling.

In the infant classroom, this means that we encourage the children to feel, see, smell, and hear the things around them.  This is done through various sensory activities and interest centers in and out of the classroom.  We strive to use the interests of the children across each developmental domain.  The teachers help to provide the children with the materials they need to learn and grow.  They also help the children to create fun artwork for the parents see the progression and growth of their child.

 

Emergent curriculum emerges from the children, but not only from the children (see “Sources of Emergent Curriculum,” p. 68). Curriculum emerges from the play of children and the play of teachers. It is coconstructed by the children and the adults and the environment itself. To develop curriculum in depth, adults must notice children’s questions and invent ways to extend them, document what happens, and invent more questions. The process is naturally individualized.  http://www.naeyc.org/yc/files/yc/file/201203/Heritage_v67n2_0312.pdf 

Integrated curriculum is a way to teach students that attempts to break down barriers between subjects and make learning more meaningful to students. The idea is to teach around themes, or “organizing centers” that students can identify with, such as “The Environment,” “Life in School,” or more traditional areas like “Myths and Legends.”  http://www.archeworks.org/projects/tcsp/ic_guide_p2.html

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