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Our approach to Infant development (6 weeks to 1 year old)

During infancy, children develop motor skills, experience tummy time, explore and learn through interaction with their teachers. Our caregivers for Infants use this opportunity to work on stretches, leg movements, and ensuring the children are practicing hand-eye coordination in order to prepare themselves for the next stages of early childhood development.

As they reach late infancy, our caregivers work with children to develop those core muscles. They’re learning to crawl, express their emotions, and move their legs and arms. Cognitively, they are learning to identify and recognize family members and caregivers as they walk into the room. They’re even learning to produce those first adorable babbling sounds we love to hear.

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What our curriculum for Infants includes

  • Our Infant curriculum starts with regular playtime including belly and music time, exploration, stimulation, as well as nap and feeding times that we keep consistent with your baby’s individual schedule.
  • Sign language is introduced to increase early advancement in children’s ability to communicate.
  • All Infants have their own personal cubby and crib.
  • Private and clean nursing rooms equipped with gliders are provided for mothers that wish to nurse at the center.
  • A 14-step diaper changing procedure is strictly adhered to.
  • Toys, gliders, cribs and changing stations are sanitized daily.

Our programs for Infants

American Sign Language

In this program, Infants begin to learn early sign language to communicate their needs—including how to ask for “more” or sign that they are “all done” or “sleepy”—to their caregivers in their classroom, and with their parents at home. This is an important because it enables parental child communication before they even learn words, so caregivers and parents are able to provide for them.

Bubbles and Friends Theme

Our programs for Infants

6:30–8:30 Greeting the Infants

Parent Communication, Collecting Infant Belongings, Free Play

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

(According to Infant’s Needs)

9:00-9:45 Fine Motor Skills

Cause and Effect, Tracking, Grasping, Turning

9:45-10:15 Outside Time

Balls, Push/Pull Toys, Strollers

10:15-10:30 Sensory

Touching, Feely Books, Textures

10:30–10:45 Morning Snack

(According to Infant’s Needs)

10:45-11:45 Gross Motor Skills

Pushing, Pulling, Reaching, Crawling, Cruising

11:45-12:00 Lunch

(According to Infant’s Needs)

12:00-1:00 Napping or Playground Activity

1:00–2:00 Fine Motor Skills

Pounding, Throwing, Targeting

2:00–2:30 Afternoon Snack

(According to Infant’s Needs)

2:30–3:30 Gross Motor Skills

Climbing, Crawling, Rolling

3:30–4:30 Language Skills

Listening, Speaking, Looking

4:30–5:30 Music

Rhythmic Movement, Singing, Listening

5:30–6:30 Free Play/Greeting Parents

(Diapering is provided and supervised on an as-needed basis.)

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Our year-end milestones

Every day will be a fun new adventure at TLE® for your little one, and while our lessons and curriculum prepare them to meet important goals, we want to ensure they are developing at the right pace.

A snapshot of several of the many milestones your Infant should reach this year:

  • Develop motor skills from crawling to standing to walking, as developmentally appropriate
  • Engage in social interactions
  • Recognize familiar people such as caregivers and teachers
  • Recognize familiar words when spoken
  • Self-feed
  • Babble and mimic speech

Enrichment Programs for Infants

Our enrichment programs are an extension of the curriculum, providing in-depth, hands-on learning experiences to our little learners enabling them to develop mastery in a fun and engaging manner. At no additional cost, our enrichment curriculum provides a home-to-school connection for all children with specifically chosen kits to take home following each session, allowing the continuation of the child’s passion outside of the classroom.

Little Musicians

Our Little Musicians Enrichment Program provides age-appropriate kits for our little learners to use to explore instruments, beats, and songs. They will use their creative expression, interact with their peers, and ultimately build confidence as they learn emotional regulation and strengthen their cognitive language abilities. Parents will have the opportunity to join in a family showcase at the end of the program to support home learning.

Little Engineers

Our Little Engineers enrichment program provides age-appropriate kits for our little learners to use to participate in problem-solving activities that encourage creativity, perseverance, and real-life application skills. Children will work through challenges and tasks individually, in pairs, or as a team, leading to the strengthening of relationships and social-emotional regulation. Parents will have the opportunity to join in a family showcase at the end of the program to support home learning.

Summer Program

Our Summer Program provides age-appropriate activities to help our little learners discover the benefits of an active lifestyle by sharing the joys of fitness and making healthy choices. Speak to a TLE® center near you for more information.

Little Engineers
Infant Kit:

The Infant enrichment kit is specifically designed to meet age-appropriate developmental milestones, supporting the cognitive development of each child. This enables children to engage in problem-solving activities that encourage creativity, perseverance, and real-life application through hands-on exploration of textured balls, stacking cups, and stacking rings. All these items go home at the end of the 17-week program continuing their learning! 

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