NANASPLACE

Where Children Learn, Grow and Explore

Our Daily Schedule

 7:00am - 8:00am  Arrival Time - Center Play Time

 8:00am - 8:30am  Breakfast (potty-washhands before/after)

 8:45am - 9:00am  Exercise

 9:00am - 9:30am  Outside Play (weather permitting-washhands before/after)

 9:30am - 10:00am  Circle Time -ABC's-123's-Colors-Shapes-Reading-Writing etc.

10:00am - 10:30am  Songs / Dance

10:30am - 11:00am  Arts / Crafts

11:00am - 11:15am  Clean Up (potty,washhands)

11:15am - 12:00pm  Lunch (potty-washhands)

12:00pm - 12:30pm  Story Time-get ready for nap

12:30pm - 3:15pm  Nap Time

 3:15pm -   3:30pm  Get Ready for Snack (potty-washhands)

 3:30pm -   4:00pm  Snack (potty-wash hands)

 4:00pm -   4:30pm  Outside Play (weather permitting/potty-washhands)

 4:30pm -   4:45pm  Story Time

 4:45pm -   5:15pm  Circle Time (Review from the morning)

 5:15pm -   5:30pm  Center Play

 5:30pm -   6:00pm  Clean Up - get ready to go home

Infants and toddlers will not necessarily follow the same schedule as the preschoolers. They are not capable of sitting still for circle time and may need a morning nap, etc. Infants are always fed on demand and toddlers eat meals and snacks with the preschoolers. This is one reason our daily schedule is not "set in stone." While the older children engage in free play or nap, I take some time to play with the infants. (toddlers play alongside the preschoolers). Feeding time and diaper changing time are good times for interaction with the infants. Of course, children develop differently and whenever these "wee ones" wish to join in with the other children (unless it is not a safe activity for them) they will be allowed.

 

 

 

Infants

 

INFANT SCHEDULE

Infant schedule is quite flexible. Each infant is allowed to set their own sleeping and feeding schedule. In addition to feeding, diapering, sleeping time, the daily schedule allows one-on-one caregiver/infant activities appropriate to each infant’s developmental level.

Infant Care

Infant care outside of our homes is more common in our society today than at any other time in our history.

Infants need to feel at home if they are to feel safe and relaxed.

Nanasplace is your child's home away from home.

Caring for infants is one of the most important jobs in our society.

Infants need and deserve prompt and consistent attention to their physical and emotional needs from a caring adult.

At my home your child will receive excellent care and be quite happy. The differences here are the quality of care provided by the caregiver. Good care produces secure, happy children.

 

INFANT CURRICULUM

Curriculum is usually defined in terms of learning. Our infant curriculum follows two important facts:

PLAY IS LEARNING

CARE IS LEARNING

Nanasplace infant curriculum contists of:

Love, Affection, Attention, Consistency

Things I do with infants

play peek-a-boo or other games in which you disappear and reappear.

have safe places where they can crawl, creep, and pull themselves up.

roll a ball or place a toy where babies have to reach or crawl for it.


 

give babies toys that squeak.

give the babies teething toys

 

point to and say the names of the babies' mouth, ears, nose, fingers, etc.

place toys and other colorful objects where babies can see and/or touch them.

shake a rattle behind a baby's head and let the baby turn and grab the rattle.

place babies in different positions


read aloud books that have large pictures and not much writing.

talk to babies and name objects that they are looking at.

rock and hold babies when they are upset.

let babies fill containers with objects and then dump them out.

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