An infant is utterly dependent, developing trust is based on the dependability and quality of the child’s caregivers. At this point in development, the child is utterly dependent upon adult caregivers for everything that he or she needs to survive including food, love, warmth, safety, and nurturing.
Everything. If a caregiver fails to provide adequate care and love, the child will come to feel that he or she cannot trust or depend upon the adults in his or her life.
If a child successfully develops trust, he or she will feel safe and secure in the world. Caregivers who are inconsistent, emotionally unavailable, or rejecting contribute to feelings of mistrust in the children under their care. Failure to develop trust will result in fear and a belief that the world is inconsistent and unpredictable.
Children ages 12 Weeks To 17 Months
Our youngest program welcomes babies as young as 12 weeks old. Highly specialized infant caregiver offered a nurturing, loving, creative world to help our littlest learners’ minds and bodies develop. We know that every moment with an infant is precious, and we are committed to making you feel comfortable that Roots Learning Center will be a second home to your baby.
The specially designed infant room is a place where babies feel safe, secure and happy. Individual routines are catered for, and we have a separate soothing sleep room and eating area for our babies to promote and develop healthy eating and sleeping habits from early on.
We understand that babies and toddlers love to explore the world around them, at Roots Learning Center we ensure that we can facilitate your child’s individual development with our wide range of resources which include Musical instruments, books, natural materials and their favorite toys that will enable your child to develop using their senses during play.
Your baby will develop and learn more in his first year of life than at any other point. Through age-appropriate games and activities, our experienced and loving teachers lay the foundation for later learning and help infants develop early cognitive and motor skills. We know that you are your child’s most important teacher and, therefore, we will communicate daily with you about your child’s growth.
After the age of 17 months a child may begin to transition into the toddler program. Move-up timing may vary, depending on the child’s developmental readiness and availability in the toddler classroom.
Children Ages 17 To 30 Months
Our Toddler program encourages children to use their bodies, senses and their emerging problem-solving skills to learn about and make sense of their world in the ways most meaningful for them. We balance individual attention with group experiences and ensure that your toddler is using all that energy in productive ways.
Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that young children learn best through hands-on experiences. Each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.