Infant Program

masseur massaging babyThe Infant program is designed for children 3 months to 18 months of age.

The adult to child ration is 1:3 with a maximum size of 9.

From birth to 18 months of age your Infant’s works through the bonding and doing stages of their development. Their sense of self is formed by reflection off another human being. Your child cannot develop self-alone therefore the baby establishes a basic sense of trust in self and others. They develop a sense that the world is a safe place. From the bonded position your Infant can proceed with the task of separating, individuating and becoming an independent and autonomous person.

At West Oakville Preschool we work with your infant to help them answer questions, which are critical to these two stages of their development: Can I be safe, Can I be me, Can I be accepted? We facilitate their growth and provide answers to their non-verbal questions by providing a calm, predictable, consistent and loving environment. We make eye contact and communicate with loving and playful intonation. We provide positive affirmations that let your child know that they do not need to do things to get approval.

 

Development Tasks for your Infantbaby

1. Accept care and form secure attachments.
2. Accept nurture
3. Form a strong bond with another human being
4. Build foundations of a self and an identity
5. Develop Sensory awareness by doing.
6. Explore the environment without having to think about it.
7. Develops initiatives.

 

CUB ROOM: INFANT PROGRAM – DAILY ROUTINE

TIME AND LOCATION SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES SKILLS
6:45 Open/Morning Drop off , In-door Active Room Free play for all children Social Interaction Group Interaction
7:30 – 8:15 Indoor Active Room for Infants Free Play, Soft Climber, and slide,push toys,cars/trucks, building blog, balls, puzzles, paper and crayons Gross Motor Skills, Active Play

Eye-Hand Coordination Creativity Social Interaction Fine Motor Skills

8:15 – 8:25 Preparing For Morning Snack Washing and hand and face , changing diapers Introducing Self-Help Skills
8:25 – 8:45 Morning Snack Social Interaction Self-Help Skills Fine Motor Skills Language Development
8:45 – 9:00 Diaper Change Dressing For Outdoor Adult Interaction
9:00 – 10:00 Outdoor Play Playground Stroller walks

Sandbox: Scoops/Shovels/trucks

Books and Bubbles

Gross Motor Exploration, Social and Emotional Development

Exploration

Language Development

10:00 – 10:10 Hand washing Routine Sensory Skills, Science Skills
10:10 – 10:30 Sensory Activities Goop, Cornmeal ,Shaving Cream, Water Play, Play dough/

bubbles/soap Shredded Paper

Tactile Exploration Auditory Discrimination

Visual Discrimination

Group Interaction

Social Development

10:30 – 11:00 Art Activities, Painting with different types of brushes,

Gluing feather , tissue paper , cotton balls , on paper , Coloring crayons/markers , Chalk/chalk board

Fine Motor Skills, Eye Hand Coordination Creativity Social and Emotional

Development Experimental Play

11:00 – 11:15 Come on Everyone it’s circle Time, Story Books Songs

Puppets & Felt Board

 

Music and Rhythm, Language Development Cognitive

Development

Group Interaction

11:15 – 11:30 Prepare For Lunch Hand Washing and face changing Diapers (if needed ) Introduction to Self-Help Skills
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch Time Social Development Self-Help Skills, Fine Motor Skills Language Development
12:00 – 12:30 Changing Diapers, Getting ready for Sleep Time Reading

books and Soft Music

Adult Interaction, Self Soothing
12:30 – 2:30 SLEEP TIME SLEEP TIME
2:30 – 3:10 Quiet Activities. Reading Books ,Soft Blocks , Puzzles

Crayons and paper

Diaper change/ Hand Washing

Afternoon Snack

Language Social Development Gross Motor Skills Exploration

Self-Help Skills

Language Development

 

3:10 – 3:50 Free Play, Dramatic Play

Music And Dancing ,

Crawling in the tunnel , Parachute,

Scarves , Pop-up toys, Barn yard Animals ,Books Shape Sorter

Gross Motor Skills Eye-Hand Coordination

Cause and Effect

Auditory Exploration

Language And Social Development

3:50 – 4:00 Diaper Change, Dressing for Outdoor Adult Interaction
4:00 – 5:00 Outdoor Play, Playground Stroller walks

Sandbox:Scoops/Shovels/trucks

Books

Musical Instruments on large blankets

bubbles

Gross Motor Exploration, Social and Emotional Development

Exploration

Language Development

5:00 – 6:45 Diaper Change, Indoor Playtime Departure Social interaction, Group interaction

 

At West Oakville Preschool Centre your child’s need for nourishment and care are met in a responsive and consistent manner.