Dear Parents, We welcome you to the Infant Program and feel confident that you will enjoy the safe, loving and stimulating environment we have created for your child. This welcome packet will provide you with information regarding our curriculum, our daily schedule and will provide you with a list of supplies that your child will need. The Infant Program at Creative Kids Enrichment strives to maintain an environment that is based on a home schedule and also provides learning experiences through the use of the "Creative Curriculum". Based on this curriculum, the program facilitates emotional, social, physical, and cognitive growth through a child's natural tendency to play. We are also excited that you have chosen Creative Kids Enrichment for your child and want you to know that your infant will receive the best nurturing care and will grow in every way every day that they are with us. Sincerely, The Staff of Creative Kids Enrichment Senior Infant Curriculum and Activities During their earliest years children are constantly exploring their environment. Creative Kids ever expanding developmental curriculum embraces the many facets of a child's growing interests and individuality. The atmosphere is safe and nurturing. Toys, manipulative and materials focus on individual and group needs always encouraging growth. Our highly qualified caregivers create warm, inviting environment and follow practices that promote all areas of a child's growth. ACTIVITIES Building Blocks Fine motor development Rattles & Shaker Bottles Sound and rhythm, large motor Dolls/Puppets Role play, language Music Language and visual Sensory Items Fine motor development, touch and visual Additional activities during the day also promote language, muscle development and continual motor skill growth. Reading books, singing songs, rolling over and sitting up are just some of the areas that help your child grow. Goals: To help the child transition from an infant to a capable toddler by helping use a sippy cup, self feed, and further explore environment with added mobility. SUPPLIES NEEDED: PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING • 1 CRIB SHEET FOR EACH DAY IN ATTENDENCE PER WEEK • BLANKET • BIBS (CLOTH & PLASTIC) • 2 EXTRA SETS OF CLOTHING (FROM HEAD TO TOE) • SPECIAL SOFT TOY (IF NEEDED) • PACIFIER & HOLDER (IF NEEDED) • DIAPERS • WIPES • DIAPER CREAM/OINTMENT (IF USED) • EXTRA BOTTLE • 1 EXTRA UNOPENED FORMULA FOR BACKUP • BABY FOOD • BABY CEREAL • BOWLS & SPOONS • EACH CHILD WILL HAVE A CUBBY TO STORE THEIR BELONGINGS • PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL ITEMS ARE LABELED • ALL UNLABELED ITEMS WILL BE LABELED BY THE STAFF SENIOR INFANT ROOM DAILY SCHEDULE 10 months approx. through 18 months 6:30 – 8:30 Greet Children and Parents Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 Floor Time 9:00 – 9:30 Story Time/Language Activities 9:30 – 10:00 Gross Motor Development – Crawling, Climbing, Rolling 10:00 – 10:30 Morning Snack 10:30 – 11:00 Art Activities 11:00 – 11:30 Outside Time 11:30 – 12:00 Lunch (according to child’s needs) 12:00 – 2:00 Nap Time (according to child’s needs) 2:00 – 2:30 Fine Motor Development – Turning, Touching, Grasping 2:30 – 3:00 Outside Time 3:00 – 3:30 Afternoon Snack 3:30 – 4:00 Table Toys and Blocks 4:00 – 5:00 Sensory Activities – Textures, Touching, Water Play 5:00 – 7:00 Greet Parents – Books, Puzzle Time Napping, feeding and diapering are provided according to each child’s individual needs.