INFANTS - Infant Environment

The Infant Program has two groups of rooms: The Tidepools rooms are for young babies up to the time they are walking well; the Jellyfish and Sea Stars rooms for older infants up to two years old. The Tidepool rooms provides a gently stimulating environment with equipment and educational play materials that encourage infants to safely explore the physical world and what their bodies can do. You will not find restrictive equipment such as walkers, bouncers or playpens in the classrooms. They are not safe or healthy for young children in group care. The Jellyfish and Sea Stars rooms offer more challenging equipment and introduce children to art materials, manipulatives, puzzles, blocks and more. All these environments feature lots of books, pictures and mobiles. Space is divided into play rooms so that children will interact in small groups, as is appropriate for their age. There are separate sleeping rooms with cribs and, for older infants, sleeping cots. Children are in their cribs for sleeping only, not for play.

Note! Every week the Jellyfish and Sea Stars have Music and Movement Enrichment Classes in addition to their classroom daily activities.