The Infant Program at Quala Care starts taking care of babies as soon as they have had their first set of shots. Depending on your pediatrician, that's usually between six and ten weeks of age. We recognize that transitioning babies to center care is a big step (often harder for parents than children) and we do everything in our power to make the transition as easy as possible! You are always welcome in the classroom and if your schedule allows, we encourage you to drop by to visit and play. The small teacher/child ratio of 1 teacher to every 3 babies enables us to give lots of personal attention to the developmental needs of each child in the classroom.
During your baby's week at Quala Care, teachers will focus on the development of the whole child. Our curriculum activities are specifically designed to help your children grow and learn. Each weekly unit contains five activities that foster fine motor development, auditory processing, visual discrimination, letter and word awareness, phonemic awareness, math and number awareness, gross motor development, and social/emotional development.
At the Center, we try to keep the babies on the same schedule you have them on at home. Since each baby is different, our teachers will base their daily curriculum upon the needs and routine of each child. Parent/teacher collaboration is a key ingredient in the success of our Infant Program. Each day, parents and teachers will discuss the daily schedule of each child. Parents will be informed on eating, diapering, and sleeping routines as well as the daily curriculum that each child is engaged in. This parent/teacher collaboration will be at the heart of each child's personal care plan.
Each child has their own crib at the Center and we provide the linens which are changed daily. We encourage parents to bring in the same mobile they have at home to help their babies feel comfortable.
Parents are responsible for bringing in all of the diapers and wipes for their babies as well as everything their baby eats and drinks during the day.
Our staff have been trained to support breastfeeding whether you're sending in pumped milk or work close enough to the Center to come over for feedings.