Older Infants

Our older infant rooms are designed for children ages 12 to 24 months. We have two older infant classrooms, Infant II for children 12 to 18 months and Infant III for children 18 to 24 months. At this age children are becoming more mobile and are enthusiastic about exploring the world around them. They also begin to seek the familiarity of routine. At Kare-a-Lot we have developed a daily schedule to meet their physical, social-emotional, language development and cognitive needs. In addition, we have a weekly theme schedule designed with their age in mind that explores items such as shapes, colors, animals and holidays. All of our activities are based upon our curriculum and our Infant Goals and Objectives.

We provide all the food your child will need throughout the day including breakfast snack, lunch and afternoon snack. A schedule is provided below that outlines our meal times as well as our diaper changing times which occurs approximately every two hours.

Infant II & Infant III Goals:

  • Provide an array of activities to stimulate their development
  • Expose children to new concepts including letters, numbers, sign language, colors and shapes through the use of repetition and age-appropriate activities
  • Provide parents with excellent communication on daily activities
  • Maintain a flexible daily schedule that meets each child’s needs
  • Encourage interest in books by reading in groups and individually

Schedule:
7:00-9:00 – Arrival/Free Play/Clean Up
9:00-9:20 – Morning Snack
9:20-9:40 – Group & Individual Book Time & Music Time
9:40-10:00 – Art/Fine Motor
10:00-10:30 – Free Play/Diaper Changes
10:30-11:00 – Outside/Gym Time
11:00-11:30 – Handwashing/Story & Music
11:30-12:00 – Learning Centers
12:00-1:00 – Lunch/Diaper Changes
1:00-3:00 – Naptime
3:00-3:30 – Wake Up/Diaper Changes
3:30-4:00 – Outside/Gym
4:00-4:30 – Group Time (water/sand play, theme activity)
4:30-6:00 – Free Play/Departure