|Age Group||Age||Max staff/child ratio||Max group size|
|Infants I||6 weeks to 12 months||1:4||8|
|Infants II||12-18 months||1:4||8|
|Preschool||3-5 years old||1:9||
Infants I: 6 weeks to 12 months
Infants II: 12-18 months
Toddlers: 18-36 months
Preschool: 3-5 years old
Max staff/child ratio:
Infants I: 1:4
Infants II: 1:4
Max group size:
Infants I: 8
Infants II: 8
Our intimate Infant I program provides a warm, welcoming environment. We are focused on keeping your baby happy, engaged, and secure. We personalize care for each infant based on his or her unique schedule, nutritional guidelines, and any other special attention he/she requires. We create experiences and opportunities that invite exploration and support the rapid and important development that is occurring in a child’s first years.
The Infant II is a unique transitional program that offers the comforts of the infant room, but is set up to encourage gross motor play and emerging independence. Children begin to transition to sitting at child-sized tables for meals and snacks, and are given ample opportunity for exploration. Learning centers are child-sized and toys are displayed at the child’s level for their choosing.
The encouragement of each child’s natural curiosity and interest is important at this developmental age. We foster an environment planned to encourage discovery, independence, the imagination, and social interaction. In order to develop confidence and self-regulation, children are encouraged to help themselves, take initiative, and become increasingly independent. Children explore and work in large groups, small groups, and independently of one another through a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities.
Emphasis in this class is on developing emotional, social, creative, physical and intellectual goals. Content is learned through investigation, play, and focus intentional teaching. Our curriculum supports developmentally appropriate practices that align with the RI Early Learning and Developmental Standards. We also incorporate many STEAM (Steam is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) materials and experiences to develop critical thinkers and problem solvers.