Our curriculum for infants focuses on positive communication between teacher and student. By placing emphasis on relationship building and warmth, infants are more receptive to the Spanish Language from the teacher. Further, early introduction to Spanish evades perceptual narrowing that occurs at around 8 to 12 months in infants, meaning that if introduced early infants are able to distinguish between Spanish words. This is an ability that would have otherwise been lost.
Cognitive development is stimulated by an introduction to early mathematical concepts and scientific principles. Particularly, “more” and “less” are the first concepts to catch on and are also key for numerical awareness later on. For science, active exploration and problem-solving are encouraged. Infants are able to explore their environment and are stimulated through their senses.
Literacy is introduced through picture books, sensory books, song, music, and fingerplays. Early introduction to books encourages infant’s curiosity and engagement for literacy. Infants have open access to books all day to explore the Spanish language at their leisure daily.
We understand children learn differently and fall under different types of multiple intelligences. Our themed lessons provide an opportunity for their different interests to be engaged through daily books, sensory activities, music, movement, materials, and games.
|8:00 - 9:00 AM||Free Play|
|9:00 - 10:00 AM||Outdoor play||Provide ample opportunity for gross motor development through the encouragement of walking, crawling, climbing, and tummy-time|
|10:00 - 10:30 AM||Snack|
|10:30 - 10:45 AM||Circle Time||Participation is highly supported but not required. Allows infants an opportunity to use select-attention|
|10:45 - 11:15 AM||Art||Stimulate senses through art activities. However, child appropriate practices are used to prevent the consumption of art supplies by the infant.|
|11:15 AM - 12:00 PM||Outdoor Play||Depending on the weather, water play. Further, playgrounds and other infant-safe sections are set up.|
|12:00 - 12:30 PM||Lunch|
|12:30 - 1:00 PM||Story Time|
|1:00 - 3:00 PM||Nap|
|3:00 - 3:30 PM||Snack|
|3:30 - 5:30 PM||Outdoor Play||Outdoor play also includes dance and songs in Spanish, Gardening, and science activities.|