Infant Program

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Our Infant Program promotes quality infant care for children from 3 months of age.

Jacobs Academy Infant ProgramOur aim is to nurture the development of basic trust and to assist in the normal development of the personality. Basic trust develops in an environment where people respond appropriately to the infant’s communication of needs to be loved, respected, and accepted. Infants learn through their senses; by watching and moving freely. Freedom to move is essential to the development of the infant’s potential. Infants are affected by the quality of holding and feeding, not to mention the quality of physical care.  Independence begins with learning; Learning happens when infants partake in daily routines.  As in any developmental environment, language, and conversation, if even one-way, are keys to teaching infants to communicate.

All of our teachers are specially trained to guide infants into greater learning.  Such things as self-awareness; observational skills and responsive environments are only part of what we offer.  Verbal and non-verbal communication skills are utilized as a form of respect and acknowledgement to infants of every level.  Above all else, our teachers are encouraged to take responsibility to assist in all areas of an infant’s development, all in a nurturing, respect-filled environment.