At LilyPad, we understand that parents are looking for a “home away from home” when selecting a child care center; a place where your child will be safe as he grows, plays, and learns. We have done our best at creating just that environment in our infant classroom, the Caterpillars. In this room we have designed a nurturing, soothing, “cocoon-like” environment that is most conducive to your baby’s ever developing and growing needs.
Each infant is unique and has her own pattern for eating, sleeping, and playing. Our teachers carefully observe each infant’s routine, and then introduce a variety of daily activities that will help your infant develop his mind and body. Your infant’s daily events and activities, such as diapering, napping, and eating are recorded on a chart and provided to you at the end of the day.
Our infant program has four main goals for your child: to learn about herself and others; to learn about moving; to learn about the world; and to learn about communicating. Each of these goals has objectives to help you and our teachers evaluate your child’s development. A complete list of these objectives can be found here: Infant, Toddler, and Two Year Old Program Goals(pdf).