Sweet Hearts(Infants— 6 weeks to 18 Months)
Metuchen Sweet Hearts Program…
(Infants Six Weeks-18 Months)
In our Sweet Hearts program, your infant will receive his/her first peek into the world of wonders, aided by our developmentally appropriate and fun activities. We understand that each child is different and no two infants are alike, so our teachers work with parents to create individualized schedules for each infant in our care, to include their child’s nap time, feeding time, amount of food/milk/formula to be fed, and play time. Our professionally trained staff are always at hand to provide the best in care for your precious bundle of joy, while also providing a stimulating environment as baby takes his/her first steps in an exciting journey. Our teachers are sensitive to all the developmental milestones in a child’s first year and will give your baby individual attention. The baby will be given adequate periods of rest, interspersed with group activities.
In addition to being certified in Education and trained in CPR, each staff members are mothers and grandmothers who can channel their experience to your individual family’s needs. Sweet Hearts aims to provide infants stimulation and sensory perceptions that help them recognize, understand, socialize and explore the world around them.
Petits Enfants has an open door policy that allows parents to drop by anytime. We prioritize health and safety of each child in our care. We thoroughly sanitize all the toys and equipment to provide a healthy environment for your child. As a result, your child is happy to be a child and parents are confident their child is under the best care.
From the age of 2 months to the age of 18 months your child will develop and grow exponentially. We concentrate on various developmental stages such as:
- Pays increasing attention to speech
- Responds to “no” and “yes”
- Responds to his or her own name.
- Understands a few words such as “bye-bye.”
- Responds to simple verbal commands
- Babbles with inflection (changes in tones)
- Says “dada”: and “mama” and other words
- Uses exclamations, such as “Oh-oh!”
- Tries to imitate words
- Story time
Cognitive, Social and Emotional Development
- Explores objects in many different ways (shaking, banking, throwing, dropping)
- Finds hidden objects easily
- Looks at correct picture when the image is named
- Imitates gestures
- Begins to use objects correctly (drinking from cup, brushing hair, dialing phone, etc.)
Gross & Fine Motor Skills
- Learning to creep, crawl and otherwise get around the room
- Stand while holding onto something.
- Begins developing certain concepts – for example, your child will retrieve a toy after he or she watched you put it under a blanket.
- Sits well independently.
- Plays interactive games well such as peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake
- Uses pincer grasp
- Bangs two objects together
- Puts objects in big container
- Takes objects out of container
- Let’s objects go voluntarily
- Pokes with index finger