Lindgren Child Care Center
Children two to 15 months of age follow schedules that are planned in collaboration with parents and lead by the teacher.
Each schedule is modified according to the child's development and parents' desires. The staff's goals include helping infants trust their caregivers and new environment.
- Infants develop trust when their needs are met quickly and sensitively.
- Infants are competent; they tell us what they need through body language, crying and gestures. It is our job to read what they are telling us and be responsive to them.
- We respect their interests, moods and tempos.
- It is important to provide age-appropriate opportunities for learning in the four developmental domains: Social-emotional, physical, cognitive and language development.
- Decisions about curricula and care of the babies are based upon knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practices.
- Parent partnership and communication are vital to developing trust and ensuring a smooth transition between home and the program.
The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddler & Twos
The 38 research-based objectives at the heart of our curriculum define the path teachers take with children. The objectives identify the behaviors, skills and knowledge that are most important for school success.