OUR INFANT ROOM
6 WEEKS - 12 MONTHS
We understand that your baby's first year of life is the year filled with more learning and growing than any other year. Our infant room teachers are knowledgeable in child development, and understand that the foundation of trust is built at this age. Our teachers play close attention to each child's needs and meet them in a timely manner, so that the child feels secure and safe in their environment, allowing ample room for learning, growth, and curiosity.
6 WEEKS - 3 MONTHS
With our youngest infants, our teachers focus on the importance of sound, sight, and touch. During these crucial first few months of life, infants absorb everything by experiencing and being part of their environment. We know how important it is for the environment to be calming, positive, and nurturing to your baby during this stage of development.
3 MONTHS - 6 MONTHS
At this age, we continue to build on infant gross motor skills with plenty of tummy time, reading, eye-contact, and encouraging infants to pull on things to stand up and start walking on their own. Our navigable and visually-stimulating infant rooms encourage curiosity and invite our infants to heighten their rapidly growing senses.
6 MONTHS - 12 MONTHS
During these months, your baby will become eager to explore the world around them. Our preschool teachers use songs with movement and rhyming to spark interest and participation. As infants begin to retain more information, our teachers practice object-word associations, like ball, car, baby, toy, etc. We also identify body parts such as hands, eyes, mouth, tongue, and feet, work on recognizing ‘ma-ma’ and ‘da-da’ when they enter and leave the room, waving ‘bye-bye’ to them, along with simple sign language to help them express their desires.
12 MONTHS - 24 MONTHS
Young toddlers are curious! Our toddler program encourages our toddlers to use their natural curiosity by providing them with opportunities to explore while building their vocabulary, developing small and large motor skills, fostering positive social interactions, engaging in creative expression, and stimulating their visual and tactile skills.
YOUNG TODDLER CURRICULUM
Our younger toddler curriculum introduces colors, shapes, counting numbers 1 through 10, rhythm and rhyme, music and movement, art, and an introduction to the alphabet, literature, and social and emotional learning. Children continue to learn these subjects and more physical activities like practicing walking, eating with a spoon, and parallel/crossover play throughout their preschool experience at PKK.