At Jordan Alexander’s our Infant Program cares for infants from 6 weeks to approximately 18 months. In this truly special setting, we comply with a teacher to child ratio of 1 to 5.
We know how hard it is for parents to part with their infants. After all, these precious little ones are new to this world and are totally dependent on their caretakers. Our infant caregivers take this privilege extremely seriously. Jordan Alexander’s baby room and our caregivers provide a nurturing and caring environment, which helps build trusting bonds between the caretaker and the infant.
The infant rooms at Jordan Alexander’s are where the partnerships between the caregiver and your family begins. From the outset, we created a program of care tailored to your child’s individual needs. Our caregivers are experienced, and highly qualified. Our team of infant caregivers strive to work in concert with you to develop an individualized routine that works best for your child, and is responsive their constant changing needs. Parents are kept in the loop every step of the way and will receive daily written reports that accurately summarize all feedings, diaper changes, rest periods, and activity interests.
Infant Room Curriculum
Jordan Alexander’s curriculum-based activities for the infant room focus on:
Social and Emotional Development
- Building secure attachments as caregivers respond to children’s needs
- Creating empathetic skills and ability to determine the moods of those around him by recognizing emotions
- Establishing self-regulation abilities through teacher encouragement and proximity during play activities
Language Development and Communication
- Generating recognition of the two-way communication process via responses to infant’s “calls”
- Providing opportunities for adult and peer modeling through imitation games.
- Increasing receptive language through constant communication, which leads to a child’s own verbalizations
Physical Health and Development
- Meeting key milestones by providing opportunities for physical activity
- Creating an appropriate schedule for eating, sleeping, and play
- Ensuring cleanliness is maintained including regularly scheduled diaper changes
Approaches to Learning
- Building self-determination skills by persevering within play activities
- Allowing children to enter play stages (i.e. solitary, parallel, and cooperative) as the child is ready
- Recognizing children’s personalities, discovering their strengths and creating meet-able challenges