Infant

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 Birth to 18 Months

Our Infant Program is designed to create a warm, nurturing and safe environment where the babies are encouraged to explore using all their senses as they grow.

In order to accommodate each child’s needs, all of our infants are on individual schedules. Our goals are to advance their development in each area – social, emotional, gross motor, fine motors/cognitive and language. We provide a variety of experiences throughout the day indoors and outdoors which includes sensory, art, music, and story time. Daily outdoor time also includes neighbourhood walks to Gibson Square Park, Dempsey Park, North York Centre Mall, the North York Centre Library or Mel Lastman Square.  The yard at Yonge Hearts is completely fenced in and is equipped with three different surfaces.  A variety of gross motor toys such as tunnels, balls and push toys are available to the Infants to enhance their development. Program plans are posted outside of each Infant room.

Daily communication between parents and caregivers is essential. Pease use drop-off and pick-up times to share/exchange pertinent information with the staff. The staff records each child’s sleep, diaper changes, meals, special interest, etc., daily, which is given to each parent at the end of the day. In addition, every child has his/her own portfolio which is reviewed with parents monthly. Parent meetings are held twice annually.