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.

Funshine Express Buttercup Curriculum

“Theory & Research
Research shows that relationships play a critical role in the brain development of infants and toddlers. We incorporate activities to help adults build strong relationships by paying attention to children’s feelings, interests, and needs. Active learning and choice are encouraged so that infants and toddlers can grow and develop in a loving environment.

As toddlers transition to preschool age, they learn more by doing, and they need many opportunities to explore, grow, and make meaningful choices. Our activities foster creativity and promote emotional, cognitive, social, language, and physical development. Developmentally appropriate activities build self-esteem and intrinsic motivation for learning.

The activities in our curricula are designed to help you address each child socially, physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Our curricula stimulate thinking, reasoning, decision-making, and problem-solving. The curricula are designed to be flexible, giving you the opportunity to pick and choose from our activities to meet the individual needs of the children in your group.

Based on current early learning research, the materials we suggest in our curricula actively engage children and support differences in learning styles, maturity, and interests. This guarantees that our curricula have the depth to meet educational standards being implemented throughout the United States and Canada.”

“Our Program Goals
The curricula will be based on current research and sound educational theories of early childhood learning and development.
Activities will promote strong relationships between children and the adults who care for them.
We will provide a wide range of hands-on, interactive materials allowing children to experiment, explore, and make choices while interacting with their surroundings.
The program will encourage involvement of family members and naturally incorporate cultural diversity into each child’s learning.
All activities will be aligned with our Early Learning and Development Continuum.”

FUNSHINE EXPRESS Curriculum

         Infant Classroom Daily Schedule