Our infant room is a calm inviting environment where your infant can relax, learn, and explore. Teachers work on building nurturing relationships with each infant through gentle approaches and actions. Caregivers give eye contact and smile while interacting.. Sensitivity to the needs of the infant are shown with physical attention, verbal and physical acknowledgement, and quick response to emotional needs. Kind calm voices are used during feeding times and when the infant is preparing for sleep.
During playtime the teachers get down on the floor with the children and interact in a playful fun way allowing the children to make their own decisions about choosing a toy or book. As our little ones explore the classrooms the trained teachers verbalize what the child is doing thereby increasing the infant's receptive vocabulary. Our infants enjoy playing together. At times it seems they are carrying on their own conversations which is a delight to watch. Older infants are transitioned to our tiny tot classroom allowing a safe environment for our little ones to practice their rolling and crawling skills.
We understand that the parents are the first teachers of each child. Maintaining a friendly open dialogue with each family allows us to provide continuity of care between the home and the center.
Center owner, Jill Clanton, is a certified trainer for the “Safe With You” program through the Nebraska Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services. This allows us to ensure the safest environment possible for your infant. For more information about safe sleep practices please see the link below.