Welcome to the Infant Room!
6 weeks to 12 months
The Infant Room is designed for infants up to 12 months old. Infants experience many changes during their first year of life and Dublin Learning Academy is happy to be a part of such a special time.
Our priority is to provide each infant with a warm and secure environment that will encourage developmental growth. Our teachers are highly trained to give the best care to each child while nurturing skills in language and motor development.
Dublin Learning Academy teachers introduce and utilize baby sign language while encouraging infants to vocalize. Parent-directed instructions guide us as we work with the family to maintain each child’s personal schedule. Dublin Learning Academy specializes in individualized care for infants through open communication with families who have entrusted their most important treasures to us.
The care and development of each infant is the top priority of our experienced staff. Dublin Learning Academy staff monitors and assesses each child to ensure they are achieving developmental milestones. Our teachers evaluate and celebrate the following milestones for each child:
- Lifts head & chest when lying on stomach
- Head control is improving
- Moves body vigorously
- Follows moving object when held in sitting position
- Takes objects, such as a rattle
- Rolls from side to side
- Controls head well
- Laughs out loud
- Enjoys play
- Transfers objects from hand to hand & hand to mouth
- Babbles more than two sounds
- Rolls from back to stomach
- Sits with minimal support
- Sits alone and changes position without falling
- Plays with objects at the same time
- Pulls self to standing position & may step with support
- Follows simple directions accompanied by gestures
- Picks things up with thumb and one finger
- Gives toys on request
- May say 2-3 words
- Stacks two blocks
- Eats table food
Your infant is small now, but we want you to know that in planning for their future we will be with you ever ystep of the way…Dublin Learning Academy offers quality childcare and learning opportunities for infant through school age children from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. using small class sizes, child oriented classrooms and stimulating curriculum, including:
- Language Arts
- Social Sciences
- Foreign Language
Dublin Learning Academy teachers provide a fun and safe place for children to learn and grow at their own pace. Children gain confidence as they are guided through a unique year-round comprehensive curriculum that is comprised of month-long themes designed exclusively for Dublin Learning Academy students, such as:
- Four Seasons
- Camping Fun
- The Human Body
- Family & Friends
- Oceans & Continents
- Our Country
- Community Helpers
- Safety Towne
Focus in the Infant Room
Dublin Learning Academy is committed to our young infants’ consistency between home and school. The goal of an infant teacher is working closely with the parents to understand and follow the desired parent schedules. Parents will complete a Student Profile detailing eating, sleeping and other specifics regarding how they want their child’s day to flow. Parents are encouraged to update profile sheets as needed since things change so quickly at this age. Infants thrive at Dublin Learning Academy because teachers bring an expertise in the area of infant development and a passion for partnering with parents to offer consistency and love.
Nutrition is an important element of each child’s healthy development. Parents provide a supply of bottles for each day. The infant room welcomes parents who wish to nurse or stop in to facilitate feedings. As foods are introduced, parents provide food and snacks and a nutrition plan that is best for their child. All bottles must have the child’s name on it and the date the bottle was made.
There are a wide variety of toys and equipment for your child to use while in the Infant Room. Infants have “tummy time” on the mats and use the bouncy chairs or floor gyms, swings and exersaucers to help with developmental milestones. Infants also participate in story time, and sensory play, while having a safe place to learn and explore!
Rest is a vital part of every child’s healthy development. Infants nap frequently and Infant Room teachers work with families to establish individual napping schedules for each child. Parents furnish bedding weekly that is sent home the last day of each week to be cleaned.
Children are changed every two hours if not otherwise specified or needed. Parents supply diapers, wipes and diaper cream (as necessary) for their child. Parents are required to bring in two packages of wipes each month. Please refer to the parent handbook for diaper changing policies and procedures.
Enrolling your child in the Infant Room
The decision to enroll your child is an exciting one! Dublin Learning Academy wants to make the transition for your family pleasant. Please complete and return all paperwork before your child’s first day. Make sure to label all personal items. The office is available to answer any time!
- Extra Bottle & Formula/Breast milk
- 2 Packages of Wipes (due each month)
- 1 Package of diapers or Pull-Ups (as needed)
- Crib Sheet for Crib
- Extra set of clothing
- Table Foods & Snacks (see handbook)
Forms of Paperwork
- Tuition Agreement
- Student Profile
- Child Enrollment/Health Information Form
- Pick Up Authorization Form
- Medical/Physical Care Plan (if needed)
- Parent Handbook Agreement
- Family Key Agreement
- Media Form
- Medical Statement
Class Size: Max 10
Full-Time: 6:30am – 6:00pm (5 days/wk)