Research has proven that what babies see, hear, smell, touch and taste causes brain connections to awaken and develop. It is also known that a loving, consistent, predictable and safe environment is essential to healthy infant development. At the Rollins Child Development Center, we realize that what babies accomplish during their infant developmental stages may set the growth and tone for all of the years that follow! The HighScope Infant Curriculum was developed with this research in mind.
The learning process and key experiences support and encourage typically developing infants. As infants begin to explore their world, they should have supportive opportunities to discover friends, have tummy time, stretching and tracking time, and parallel play time. Faith focused opportunities to include prayer, Christian songs, and Bible stories extend through an infant’s day. Other daily activities place focus on sign language, foreign language introductions, outdoor time, exploring senses with paint and music and of course, story time.
At the Rollins Child Development Center, infants will maintain their own schedule for feeding and sleeping. An individual feeding plan will be developed by the family and shared with the infant teacher. This plan will be up-dated as each infant grows through each developmental stage. Research indicates the needs and support of an infant will most likely be addressed in an environment where a strong partnership between the caregiver and family is developed. With parents as our partners, the Rollins Child Development Center will strive to encourage healthy relationships.
Each infant will be assigned a primary care giver who nurtures the infants while assuring that individual needs are being met. Frequent meetings and conversations with parents and care givers will be designed to inform parents of daily activities and developmental milestones that are noticed. Formal assessments are completed and reviewed three times each calendar year. With an open door policy and many opportunities for story reading, rocking and sing alongs, parents will be encouraged to be part of their child’s day as their schedule permits.
Plaese call the center for updated information:
The Center Will Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
676 Henderson Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
Fax: (678) 719-4003