Infants from 12 month to 18 months of age are involved in a variety of daily activities both indoors and outdoors. Children have the opportunity to be part of group activities such as music and sensory, with a focus on individualized schedules and care.
Our Infant Program focuses directly on the individual needs of each infant in our care. The program has a flexible daily schedule that allows for different feeding times, multiple naps, and outside play.
At Picasso Kids we believe infants need to explore the world around them in order to learn and understand it. Your child will participate in story time, indoor and outdoor play as well as many different sensory experiences daily and learning early concepts.
Our Caregivers focus on supporting infants to develop a foundation of skill sets that will help them be successful in the programs to come. Some skills the children learn are, walking, eating with a spoon, baby signs, and self-regulation. Developing these skills, and many more, will support their transition into our Toddler Program where they will be able to be successful in their new adventures.
A healthy and nutritious breakfast, and afternoon snack are prepared daily. Parents are welcome to send baby food and formula in labelled baby bottles. Picasso staff will provide whole milk when infants transition from formula or breast milk.
Mats and bedding are provided for napping. Special bedding, security items, blankets and stuffed animals from home are welcomed and properly stored. All diapers, diapering creams and baby wipes are provided by the parent.
Ratio: 1 staff to 4 infants
From 18 to 36 months old, children are involved in a variety of daily activities which includes group activities, gross motor games, early concepts, language and listening and sensory both indoors and outdoors. Toddlers begin to learn independence and are encouraged to do things on their own, but are supported until they master a skill.
Our Toddler Program continues to build upon the developmental skills learned in the Infant Program and over time, helps prepare them developmentally for the 3-5 year program. The Toddler Program while still maintaining flexibility has a more consistent set routine.
Our Caregivers use positive role modeling and redirection to assist children through the daily routine and play. Our toddlers enjoy circle time, music and movement, art, science, indoor and outdoor play, and sensory experiences daily.
Our Caregivers have created a space that provides a fun, warm, exciting, and nurturing environment that allows toddlers to grow at their own pace.
A healthy and nutritious breakfast and afternoon snack are prepared daily. Mats and bedding are provided every afternoon for a rest period. Special bedding, blankets and stuffed animals from home are welcomed and properly stored. All diapers, diapering creams and baby wipes are provided by the parent.
Ratio: 1 staff to 6 toddlers.
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