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Building Blocks Child Care Center provides a safe, nurturing environment for your child to grow and learn. We understand that providing nurturing care and developing responsive relationships are essential for healthy growth and development. Our teachers are committed to building positive, loving relationships with each child and following their cues as we provide daily routine care and learning experiences for your infant.

Daily Routines:

We follow each individual infant's routine for feeding and sleeping.
     

Feeding:  Parents provide bottles of formula or breastmilk, cereal and   baby food as needed for your child.  When your child is ready for table food, BBCCC provides daily snacks and lunch.  We support breastfeeding and moms are always welcome to come in to feed your baby.       

Sleeping:  Parents provide a pack-and-play crib for napping.  We follow Safe Sleep Guidelines of the NICHD for SIDS prevention.              

Diapering:  Parents provide diapers and diaper cream and/or powder for your child. 

Our infant curriculum promotes the development of the whole child.  We provide an environment and experiences that address the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of each infant.  We know that development occurs in predictable patterns, but that each infant meets developmental milestones at his or her own rate.  Our teachers observe infants and provide experiences and activities that help meet each  infant’s individual needs.

  

Your infant’s physical development:

Infants are involved in active physical play throughout the day.  Young infants are provided with daily supervised tummy time.  As infants grow they are encouraged to roll over, sit up, crawl, and walk as they practice their developing motor skills. 

 

Your infant’s social & emotional development:

The positive daily interactions your infant has with loving caregivers helps her build a sense of trust and a positive sense of self as she explores her world.  Your baby will have caregivers who will know her as an individual, learn to read her cues, and respond to her needs.  She will be played with, sung to, talked to, and read to throughout the day as she is building relationships.

 

Your infant’s cognitive development:

Your baby will have a variety of developmentally appropriate materials to play with and explore.  Your baby will have the opportunity to learn about cause and effect and solve problems through play.  Children are read to daily and our caregivers talk to the infants throughout every routine activity of the day.

 

Your infant’s language development:                                                            

Our teachers talk to and sing to the infants throughout the day describing what we are doing and naming things in the environment.  We encourage infant’s language development by responding to their early vocalization.  We use infant sign language in our infant program.  Sign language allows infants to communicate what they need before they are able to talk.   Studies have found that infants who use sign language have larger verbal vocabularies at 2-years-old than their non-signing peers.

 

Infant Massage:

Our infant room caregivers provide daily massage to the infants.  Massage has been shown to reduce physical ailments and hospitalizations in children and is known to stimulate and regulate respiration, circulation, digestion and brain development.  Infant massage has also been shown to help infants sleep more soundly, aid in gas relief, and reduce the pain of colic.  Infant massage is also a bonding experience which helps strengthen the relationship between baby and caregiver.

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