Infants & Toddlers
Ages 6 Weeks – 23 Months
Building Blocks Learning Academy Infant and Toddler Program is designed to serve children from 6 weeks to 23 months. The program’s purpose is to provide a safe, loving environment in which infants and toddlers feel secure and grow physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively. The school’s mission of continuity of care is designed to promote attachment. Infants and Toddlers develop close caring relationships with teachers that strengthen over time. The program continually looks at ways teachers can build trust and deepen understanding.
The Infant daily schedule follows the rhythm of the child by catering to individual eating and sleeping schedules. Infants participate in tummy time and work on achieving milestones such as rolling, crawling and holding their bottles with the guidance and assistance of our exceptional teachers.
The Toddler Program serves children 15 to 23 months. Small groups support high-quality interaction between teachers and children. In small groups, children are more cooperative, more likely to engage in spontaneous verbalization and are more responsive to their peers. Toddlers who are supported by the teachers and develop secure attachments are more likely to explore their environment. It is through this primary caregiving process that children develop a sense of trust, security, and comfort.
Our Toddler Program balances child-directed play and teacher-led activities in art, math, science, early literacy, and movement. Teachers promote process-based projects that build a toddler’s curiosity and encourage them to explore their environment. Developmentally-appropriate materials and toys in our toddler classrooms promote fine motor skills and cognitive development. The Toddler daily schedule focuses on language development through stories, movement, and song. Toddlers also explore science through sensory materials, work with different art mediums and tools as well as express themselves through dramatic play and music.