Infant Care from 6 weeks

infant day care, 6 weeks +Avalon Academy’s infant program is open to infants who are six weeks of age.

We offer three classrooms for our students aged 6 weeks-11 months. Younger infants occupy the Little Angels and Ladybugs classrooms and older infants the Pooh Bears class. Infants transition between the classes based on their age, readiness and the availability of space.

Our highly trained and experienced infant care teachers provide a warm, loving and safe environment. On a daily basis, your baby is stimulated with age appropriate cognitive, emotional and motor control techniques and toys. The Pooh Bears class builds on the skills attained in our Little Angels and Ladybugs classes, with the introduction of activities that develop gross motor skills, problem solving, cooperation and independence.

 

 

The Avalon Academy infant program promotes:

  • A tailored structured infant care plan, established between you and your child’s teacher
  • Gross motor skill development through movement and stimulation
  • Fine motor skills development using soft play, stacking and basic manipulation toys
  • One-on-one cuddle and relaxation time

At the end of each school day, you’ll receive a report card, listing your infant’s activities, eating and toilet patterns and general information on your baby’s emotional and physical well being.


Little Angels:

  • Age Range: 6 weeks-6 months*
  • Permitted teacher student ratio: 3:10
  • Class teachers: Ms. Angela, Ms. Gloria and Ms. Jones

Lady Bugs:

  • Age Range: 6 weeks-6 months*
  • Permitted teacher student ratio: 3:10
  • Class teachers: Ms. Nyia, Ms. Patsy, and Ms. Loretta

Pooh Bears:

  • Age Range: 7-11 months*
  • Permitted teacher student ratio: 3:10
  • Class teachers:  Ms. Mary,  Ms. Joslin, and Ms. Alma

*Entry into a specific class is dependent on age, readiness and space availability.

DAILY ACTIVITIES

07:00am – Arrival / morning feedings
08:00am – Language activities and motor skill development
09:00am – Diaper changed & mid morning feedings & naps
10:00am – Music and story time
11:00am – Diaper changes, lunches and naps
12:00pm – Thematic activity
01:00pm – Diaper changes, playtime and naps
03:00pm – Buggy and stroller ride outside
04:00pm – Diaper changes, hand washing and language activities
05:00pm – Evening feeding and preparation for departure.

Infants function on individual schedules throughout the day. Diapers are checked and changed hourly as needed. Feedings are conducted according to individual feeding schedules and naps are taken as needed.

Monthly developmental learning goals are prepared for each child and planned according to individual schedules.

The schedule listed above is a guideline of activities and can be changed daily as needed.