Online Daily Sheets: We’ll electronically track daily information about your baby’s feedings, diapering, sleeping, moods, activities, photos, and more! This information is accessible from your computer or through a Smartphone or iPad application. You’ll have peace of mind while you watch what your baby is doing while in our care.
Age Range: Infants that are 6 weeks of age through 16 months.
Small Student/Teacher Ratio: 4:1
Non-Mobile Area: This is a separate area in our classroom, away from crawling and walking babies, where your baby can practice tummy-time, play on the floor with a teacher, or enjoy his or her bottle while being held in a rocking chair without having the older infants in this space.
Diaper Changing Area: Our changing tables are sanitized after every diaper change. Just like the teacher, your baby will have his/her hands washed after every diaper change.
Kitchen: Our infant classrooms offer a full-size kitchen which includes a fridge and sink.
Quiet Nap Room: The nap room is separated from active babies. Your baby will have a restful sleep in our softly lit nap room filled with gentle lullabies. The room is monitored continuously. Your baby will have his/her own designated crib and sheets provided by us. To add the comfort of home, you are welcome to bring in your baby’s pacifier for use during nap times.
Experienced: Our lead teachers have each been employed with us for over fifteen years! Dawn has been with us since 2001 and Kristi has been with us since 1998! Our teachers are very familiar and comfortable responding to your baby’s messages and cues to determine his/her needs.
Loving: Our teachers will comfort your baby by holding him/her close, rocking or talking quietly when he/she is crying or upset. They’ll hold your baby during feeding times and talk to him/her in soothing and reassuring tones.
Consistent: We know providing a limited number of consistent, qualified caregivers is a large part of building trust and security at our Center. We have regular staff with very little turn over that children and families can count on. Providing infants with an environment that encourages positive interaction in familiar surroundings as well as lots of positive encouragement & hugs also promotes trust and security at our Center. We make every effort to quickly answer each baby’s cues, acknowledge anxiety, and offer loving support and reassurance to children in our care.
Children’s Discovery Academy celebrates the fact that we do not teach from a boxed curriculum but instead employ caring, qualified educators to write curriculum which meets all of the early childhood indicators of progress. This way, we can ensure we are meeting the individual needs of your child.
A daily schedule directed by you! Everyday, you can expect a detailed written summary of your baby’s busy day. This summary will include nap times, feeding times, summary of diaper changes, activities, and development.