Stephanie's Family Child Care & Preschool
To develop both Gross Motor Skills (crawling, rolling, sitting up, walking) and Fine Motor Skills (pincer grasp, hand strength) infants must experience Independent Play. This enables them to explore freely, work on their motor skills and reach their developmental milestones. We provide both outdoor and indoor play experiences to foster growth and imagination.
Infants will also have many opportunities to work on self-help skills, socialization with peers, and following directions.
In addition to independent play and learning, Infants are included in the regular daily curriculum activities of art and circle time where we learn new concepts through the exploration of books, music, and movement.
We follow safe sleep practices under the Guidelines and Best Practices of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Community Care Licensing (CCLD)Title 22 Regulations.
Nap Time is from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM daily. Yes, children sleep during this time, and with consistency, your child will as well.
Children ages 12-24 Months
Infants must be placed down in a crib/pack-n-play to sleep without blankets, and toys and may not be swaddled. Pacifiers must be free of attachments.
Infants will be checked for signs of distress, every 15 minutes while sleeping.
You must begin this practice before your infant begins care to insure an easy transition into the child care environment. Children that are not familiar with being placed to sleep without swaddling and pacifiers without attachments will struggle with this transition.
It is also important that you follow through with our sleep schedule on the days your infant is not in care, this will also help with the transition into a new sleep schedule. This transition can take a few weeks.
To follow best practices for safety, at nap time we will place your infant on their back in a crib for sleep. The infant nap room has music playing, a ceiling fan running in addition to doTERRA Lavender essential oil diffusing.