The Mikayla’s Place Infant Room accommodates children as early as six weeks through twelve months in a safe and secure environment.
Our experienced and caring staff helps to facilitate an actively engaging developmental experience for our youngest children. Through our practice, infants develop a loving and trusting bond with our staff. These bonds strengthen the relationship and further encourage infant growth and discovery. Our children receive ongoing attention and nurturing while participating in appropriate developmental activities that focus on an infant’s primary areas of development:
Infants are encouraged to develop their cognitive processes by exploring their learning environment. Infants will make associations through exploration, discovery, and recognition that are supported through immersion, play and manipulation.
Infants are encouraged to develop a sense of the environment around them as well as participate in opportunities to develop their emotions. Our staff indulges the infants in song, dance, and reading activities that illicit emotion, facial expressions, and reactions.
Mikayla’s Place offers many activities to encourage infant communication. Our design is intended to develop the “infant’s voice” through singing, listening and making sounds. As your child grows in the Infant Room we assess the development of your child to include language use that includes their name, staff and family members ‘ names, and animal names and sounds.
Motor Skill development
Fine motor skill, which is the manipulation of hands and fingers, is developed through age appropriate stimulation. Our staff offers a number of developmental activities that will assist and encourage your infant.
Gross motor skill, which includes reaching, sitting, and crawling, will be developed through a variety of exercises intended to advance your child through a series of progressive steps towards independent walking.