Welcome to the Labor and Industry Infant Room. Our room holds 8 infants ranging from 3 to 18 months with 2 caregivers and a floater to help out. Feel free to visit us any time during the day. We along with your child thoroughly enjoy your visits.
Our daily schedule includes routine care (feeding, diapering, sleeping), self-directed activities in the play areas, teacher directed activities (for those awake) to work on learning skills, outdoor play (weather permitting), thematic activity and music time. To create a routine and a sense of consistency, we try to follow a schedule of activities as closely as possible. However, due to the individual needs of the children, our schedule stays flexible and changes are made as necessary.
Please label or initial all items that you bring into the infant room. (bottles, blankets, pillowcases, wipes, sippy cups, etc.)
We have a sign IN/OUT sheet that needs to be signed daily.
We have a medication log on the back of your child's happy gram clipboard. It needs to be filled out if your child is receiving medication for that given day. Medication is stored in the box in the refrigerator in the kitchen. PLEASE do not keep any medication in your child's diaper bag.
Please provide at least one if not two sets of extra clothing.
Crib sheets and blankets should go home weekly.
Outside the Infant Room is our Parent Board, we post our lesson plans, individual checklists and our daily schedule.
We provide formula, rice cereal, fruits and vegetables until they are 12 months.
Please provide diapers, wipes, cream (if needed), crib sheets and blankets.
Weather permitting, we go outdoors daily.
We do a lot of art work with paints and other messy materials, so if you do not want your child participating let the teachers know.
A great way to learn about your child's day is to take time to read your child's Happy Gram. Each child has a clipboard with a Happy Gram sheet. This is where we tell the parents about their child's day. Each Happy Gram contains a section that tells you what your child learned today, what time they napped, what time their bowel movements were, what they ate and it any items are needed. This is also a great communication tool for you to write any notes to the infant caregivers. So, please take the time to take them home, as we take the time to fill them out.
Many new and exciting changes are occurring during your child's next 14 months. We do our best to take care and nurture each child. We feel that each child is a special and unique individual who needs to hear a variety of music and stories, water and textures to feel, areas to crawl and climb, comfort when they are sad and smiles when they are happy. We want to work with you to provide the best possible care for your bundle of job!
Formula – the center provides Similac with Iron formula for infants under the age of one.
Baby Food – This center provides baby food and rice cereal. The vegetables we provide are carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans, peas and squash. The fruits we supply are bananas, peaches, pears, and applesauce.
Table Foods – When your child is ready to start eating table foods, breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided.