Beginning at 12 Months
Mobile infants are active, enthusiastic explorers who are fascinated by everything they encounter in their environment. They enjoy watching and imitating each other as they respond to new situations and people. Our caregivers provide a nurturing, safe environment that promotes an atmosphere of exploration, discovery and challenges.
Communicating with families, honoring parenting styles, values and cultures leads to a successful partnership in the quality care of their child. Daily routines such as hellos and goodbyes, diapering, eating and mealtimes, sleeping and naptime and getting dressed enable the caregivers to help children build trust and independence. A daily routine informational sheet, open door policy and continuing developmental assessment keep our families informed of their child’s growth and progress.
Play offers the mobile infants the opportunity to make choices and decisions, solve problems, interact with peers and adults and experience learning as fun and exciting. Progressive Learning’s curriculum is implemented using the following developmental domains aligned with the Rhode Island Early Learning Developmental Standards:
- Social and emotional skills develop as the children begin to see themselves as separate, capable human beings.
- Physical development occurs as the children stack blocks, puzzles, turning knobs, opening and closing objects, exploring writing tools and art activities develop their eye/hand coordination.
- Language development is encouraged with picture cards of people's faces, babies, trucks, toys, and animals help them build a strong vocabulary and an understanding of words. Listening to sounds, voices, and music reinforce a room full of communication.
- Cognitive development increases as the child learns more and more about their world and the objects in it. Educational materials, learning experiences, and sensory exploration build an understanding of cause and effect, problem solving, and categorizing new information.