language, baby reading, baby math and more!
program at Junior Citizens is designed to create a warm, nurturing and safe
environment where an infant is encouraged to learn, grow and explore using all
of their senses. In order to make this happen, our teachers provide numerous
sensory experiences each and every day. We know that rapid development is
happening in the first year of life and therefore it is essential that we
provide stimulating activities to encourage optimal development.
custom infant program curriculum consists of: fine motor, gross motor, science sensory,
language and math.We understand that in all of these activities there need to be social and
emotional connections between the caregiver and the child. Our teachers seek to
create a bond and form a trusting relationship with each child, in order to
help healthy growth to occur. The “home-like” setting of our infant care rooms
are designed to encourage infants to build trust in themselves and those who
care for them.
ensure that you remain the most significant and most important adult in your
baby’s life as we work together as a family unit. Daily verbal communication
keeps you informed about every part of your child’s day. We seek to provide our
parents peace of mind and build mutual respect between our parents and
language program features “Infant Sign language” and “Fun Family Phonics”. We are excited about the
outstanding results that both of these remarkable programs have shown in infant
language development. Signing gives infants the tools to communicate long
before language develops and reduces frustration. The “Fun Family Phonics”
program encourages infants to naturally learn the written word at the same time
as they are learning the spoken word, through a multi-sensory approach to
learning. Daily songs, flash cards, books and more introduce an infant to
language using sight, sound and interaction.
At Junior Citizens we acknowledge that each child grows, develops and learns
differently. This is why we believe that providing a multi sensory approach to
learning is the key to meeting each individual child‘s needs. The time from
Birth to 18 months is the best time to facilitate knowledge, as all areas of
the brain are developing at an incredible rate. We are ready to give all of the
infants in our care the best head start for future success!
of Our Infant Program
Daily outside time
including neighborhood walks and outside experiences. In addition to using the
Music and story time
throughout the day.
Daily verbal report to
all parents, which highlights your child’s daily activities and covers: fluid
and food intake, a record of diaper changes, a record of medication
administration (if applicable), special activities etc. Parents also provide
our care givers with information on how their child slept the previous night,
most recent diaper change, and any other information they would like to
socio-emotional, communication and physical development.
Daily availability of
caregivers and centre directors, ensuring an open and warm communication
INFANT PROGRAM SCHEDULE
This schedule is meant
to be as an example. Times stated are approximated, as the needs of the
children are our first priority.
Hours of Operation: 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
7:00 ‑ 9:15 Greeting of children and parents
Free play, feeding the children
9:15 ‑10:15 Nap time.
10:15 -11:15 Dress the children for outside
11:15 -11:30 Washing children hands&
or song time around eating area
11:30 ‑ 12:15 Lunch
12:15 ‑ 12:35 Hand washing ,bottles before nap
12:35 ‑ 1:00 Changing diapers
1:00 - 3:00
3:00 ‑ 3:30
Children wake up
lap time, bottle drinking (if necessary)
diapering of Children
3:30 ‑ 4:15
Indoor play continues
children in cleaning up
4:15 – 5:30
Good-bye to children and
Passing on information
to parents re: the child’s day, nap, toileting, eating or