Infants

 

 

 

 

 

Our Infant I class includes children who are 6 weeks to 7 months old. By the time your child leaves the Infant I room, he/she should be able to do the following: 

  • Open and close his/her hands
  • Pick up and hold a toy
  • Reach for toys that are out of his/her reach
  • Sit alone
  • Crawl
  • Turn over when lying down
  • Make “singing” noises
  • Laugh aloud
  • Anticipate eating time
  • Follow the spoon with his/her eyes when being fed
  • React when seeing a person he/she recognizes
  • Play “peek a boo”
  • Can play alone or entertain him/herself for a short period of time.

Our Infant II class includes children who are 8 months to 12 months. By the time your child leaves Infant II, he should be able to do the following:

  • Use his/her index finger to touch an object or to point to an object
  • Pick up small objects using his/her index finger and thumb
  • Wave bye-bye
  • Say ma-ma and/or da-da
  • Imitate sounds others make
  • Pick up, hold, and drink from a sippy cup
  • Recognize him/herself in the mirror
  • Feed him/herself with his/her hands
  • Walk (or at least start trying to walk)
  • Eat “table food,” rather than baby food
  • Drink milk, rather than formula

Note: These are standard one-year-old benchmarks. However, we do not require that your child be able to do all of the above in order to move to the Toddler I room. Transition to the Toddler I room will take place when your child turns one year old, very soon thereafter, once space is available.

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