• Kalia Care Infant Program

    Our program for infants is designed to meet the individual needs of each child in our care. It is here, at the beginning stages of life where their educational foundation is created and nurtured. Teachers, who have extensive experience in Early Childhood Education, recognize that although tending to the newborns physical needs is an important part of their job, they also have the obligation to stimulate brain neurons waiting to process and take on new information.

    The classroom is large and appropriately decorated with posters, family pictures, masterpieces created by tiny artisans and teacher created materials to present an environment which is bright, cheery and inviting. Developmentally appropriate toys and other playthings; such as bouncers and baby swings are kept in immaculate condition to help control infection. Ample room is provided to accommodate all of each infant’s personal supplies, such as formula, cereal, baby food, diapers etc. Cribs are arranged so the teachers have a clear view of each child throughout the day.

    Developing an individual routine with the child’s parents, the teachers are able to adhere to a schedule that is consistent with family home life. This liaison insures a quicker and smoother transition when the infant is dropped off in the morning and makes it easier for parents to say goodbye to their little ones.

    Our staff of loving, warm teachers are trained to recognize when a child is hungry, cold, needs a diaper change or just needs to be cuddled, rocked or hugged. Because child/teacher ratios are low, teachers have the time to give these youngsters the attention they deserve and require.

    Infants view the world from all different angles. By crawling, being carried, going on stroller rides, outdoor play and climbing, they expand their learning horizons as well. When they move up to finger food, they relish the independence of feeding themselves even with all of the messiness that goes along with it. Before long, they are walking and begin to explore on their own. Music becomes a big part of their day. Teachers sing songs, recite poems, do finger plays and read books to the children in an attempt to crate early verbal skills. Exercises for babies are also introduced and, when the child is old enough to sit at the table, early art projects and textile play are initiated to stimulate both their fine and gross motor skills.

    Our greatest assets are our parents and their extended families. Together, we all form a team that has only one thing in mind… a happy, healthy, content baby!

  • What to Bring:

    • Bottles and liners
    • formula or breast milk
    • baby food or cereal
    • snacks
    • diapers
    • creams
    • crib sheets
    • extra clothing