Our Infant classrooms are designed to support a Primary Caregiving system in which each caregiver is assigned two to three infants. This allows each baby to build a close and trusting relationship with a particular teacher. The baby knows who to go to for diapering, feeding, resting and comfort. The Primary Teacher communicates daily with the family to support each child’s sense of comfort and development in the classroom.
There are opportunities for the infants to move freely around the room and explore a variety of materials, listen to and play music, engage in story and outdoor play. Infants are encouraged to crawl while older infants are encouraged to walk, developing their gross-motor skills.
In the Infant classrooms, the teachers will work closely with parents to develop a routine that is both familiar and predictable. The infants follow their own individual biorhythms of sleeping, eating, diapering and playing. Routines at school may slightly differ than those at home. As the school year progresses and infants begin to mature, teachers will begin to prepare the children for more group-like routines.
Purple Circle offers families the following Monday through Friday programs, year round, providing four options parents can choose from to meet their unique needs:
- 8:30am – 1:50pm
- 8:30am – 4:00pm
- 8:30am – 6:00pm
- 2:10pm – 6:00pm
There is also an early morning drop-off option available each day at 8:00am.