Infant Classroom

We are a small classroom with 12 infants and 3 teachers. We have a flexible schedule for the children, which is outlined below. We will happily coordinate our feeding times to your schedule if you would like to visit the classroom to breastfeed. We have several places within the school where you are welcome to feed your child. Parents may choose to use cloth diapers, and if you choose these diapers we will gladly accommodate you. Please know that the flow of communication is always open and it is important to the Infant class teachers that we are accessible to our families.

Our Daily Schedule

7:30-8:30Arrival and Independent Work Period (Parents and children are greeted by their teachers and settled into the classroom. During the work period, children move freely around the classroom, choosing materials and receiving individual lessons from the teachers. Immobile children are presented a variety of materials from each of the classroom centers.
8:30-8:40Circle Time (Children are introduced to the materials related to monthly, weekly, and daily themes. Circle time includes rhymes and finger plays, songs, active components, and cognitive materials to help children explore new topics.)
8:40-9:25Continuation of independent work period
9:25-9:30Transition to Morning Snack (Children take turns washing hands and sitting down for snack.)
9:30-10:00Morning Snack
10:10-10:05Transition to Nap/Transition to Playground (Younger children begin winding down for their morning naps while older children put on their shoes and head outside to the playground.)
10:05-11:20Nap and Outside Time
11:20-11:30Transition Inside (Children make their way inside, remove their shoes, and wash their hands.)
11:30-12:00Lunch Time
12:00-12:10Transition to Nap Time (Children finish their lunch, wash their hands, and prepare for nap.)
12:10-2:00Nap Time
2:00-2:30Transition to Afternoon Snack (Children take turns washing hands and sitting down for snack.)
2:30-3:00Afternoon Snack
2:45-3:10Hand Washing and Transition to Art (As children finish their snacks, teachers help wash hands and gather the group to work on an art project.)
3:10-3:30Art: (Children work on an art project, which introduces a variety of materials and mediums, such as finger paints, large crayons, etc.)
3:30-4:00Work Period (Children move freely around the classroom choosing materials and receiving individual lessons from the teachers. Immobile children are presented a variety of materials from each of the classroom centers.)
4:00-4:05Transition to Outside Time
4:05-5:30Outside Time
5:30-5:45Transition Inside (Children make their way inside, remove shoes, and wash their hands.)
5:45-6:00Pick-up and Independent Work Time