Infant Room (6 weeks to 12 months)

Primary Caregivers

Developmental Milestones

Primary Caregivers

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It is important for your infant to have a trusting and healthy relationship and attachment to one or two adults who take primary responsibility to meet their basic needs. We assign a primary and secondary caregiver for each child by the caregiver’s availability as well as the child’s preference. We always maintain a 4 to 1 ratio in this classroom. For the main part of the day we have a 3 to 1 ratio.

Communication

Developmental Milestones

Primary Caregivers

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 Daily Note is a website and app that we use to communicate between parents and staff. Here you will receive your child’s daily report as well as updates on how your child is doing. You can receive these updates as emails, push notifications, or text messages. 

Developmental Milestones

Developmental Milestones

Developmental Milestones

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When entering the room you will notice the bulletin board with pictures of different developmental milestones. We strive to help the babies reach their developmental milestones, including rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, and eventually, walking. 

Bottle Feeding

Things to Bring from Home

Developmental Milestones

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 SonShine ECC does not provide any food for infants while in care. Parents will provide breast milk and/or formula in ready to feed bottles. The bottles must be labeled with your child’s name, the date, and the contents of the bottle. If needed SonShine will provide you with a set of labels. The bottles will be warmed gently in a bottle warmer and then fed to your child. Infants will be held when fed.  

Baby Food

Things to Bring from Home

Things to Bring from Home

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 Baby food will always be fed using spoons or by hand. Solid foods are not just important for nutritional reasons, they also help develop oral motor skills (actions of the mouth, lips, tongue, cheeks and jaw as they suck, bite, chew and lick). These motor skills work the same muscles in the mouth as those which are needed for speech development. 

Things to Bring from Home

Things to Bring from Home

Things to Bring from Home

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  • Pacifier (label child’s name)
  • Diapers (Center provides baby wipes)
  • Extra clothes (please label tag)
  • For older infants: breakfast, snack, lunch 
  • For younger infants: bottles and milk, please send the amount that your child will need throughout the day.
  • When you begin at the center your child may find it comforting to have a worn t-shirt that smells like mom