Fireflies & Turtles
Daycare | 6 weeks - 18 months
Fireflies & Turtles
6 weeks - 18 months
What’s good for you and your baby “feels right.” We know your little angel deserves exceptional quality of care, with commitment and trust that feels just as good for you too.
Compassionate, loving Care
Imagine walking into a home-away-from-home that is filled with warmth, cuddles, and smiles for your sweet baby. Our highly qualified, caring staff nurtures your little one in safety and security, with real-time updates for you, making you a big part of their day.
Following your lead
Matching your routine as seamlessly as possible and making things easier for you is following your lead: your baby’s sleep schedule, feed times, etc. Feel relaxed and count on us to support you and your little one, connecting with you regularly, while gradually making any adjustments needed along the way.
a fresh start to food
sparking your little one's curiousity
Even at this young age we can inspire creativity, through curiosity! Our classes each have creative themes and we engage infants in a variety of stimulating activities daily.
We’ll gently introduce them to:
- Music and art
- Dramatic play
- Sensory activities that fine-tune motor skills
- Simple sign language as a basis for communication and language skills
meeting your needs, down
to the last detail
We cater to you and your infant’s needs throughout the day (including lots of hugs, kisses, and cuddles, of course) and will provide you with a daily summary on “Kangarootime”, our ultra-convenient parent app, detailing your child’s feedings, changings, activities, naps and more.
that community feeling
Even our littlest ones participate in our community events, are part of the group, and are learning to grow and thrive as an important part of our community.
We build a strong relationship with each infant through intentional interactions that bond the teacher and child. We may play hide and seek with objects or puppets so the children can build an understanding that absence is only temporary. Having repetitive verbal acknowledgement of new interactions and circumstances helps the children build trust.
When a child is very young, they begin to move their bodies purposefully. We promote an infant’s gross and fine motor development by providing them with experiences that encourage them to move, reach and stretch. Our centers do not have any restrictive furniture that would contain an infant against their natural desire or physical development. For example, we will stretch with tummy time and reaching for toys or practice fine motor growth by surrounding the infants with various sized toys to grab, shake, fill, and dump.
Having an environment that is constantly describing, talking, questioning and responding is essential for an infant to understand language, learn new words, and make sense of their world. You will find our teachers describing the everyday tasks while moving around the classroom, such as, “Let’s change your diaper,” or “I see that you are shaking the maraca.” Using an enthusiastic and a positive tone of voice will keep the children interested in communication and it encourages them to respond.
Infants at this stage of development are learning to focus their attention for short periods of time. Our teachers will encourage the growth of an infant’s cognitive development by reading books, telling stories, singing songs, and doing fingerplays. Repetitive language and experiences help the children to connect with their environment as well as expand on it. This also allows for the infants to associate movements or objects with words.
Before children learn to read, frequent exposure to books piques their curiosity and helps them develop book handling skills. Our classrooms are filled with a wide variety of books, without restrictions on how they may use them, to encourage exploration and to help them gain a deeper understanding of what makes books so enjoyable.
Young children begin to understand cause and effect and discover that repeated actions yield similar effects. Counting while the children bounce with them, or while reading a book that has many objects on the page, gives the infants an opportunity to make those connections.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We have collaborated with a national security company that specializes in child care and will be more than happy to discuss our building security when you tour. To remain as safe and secure as possible, we do not want to advertise this information. Be sure to talk with the director when you come!
We have a medicine log where you would fill out all of the necessary information we need to administer the medication for your child. Medications must be in their original packaging and must be prescribed to the child.
We keep close track of the children’s allergies and will make any accommodations necessary. We welcome any replacement items that you would like your child to have however, we will make all accommodations that we can so you do not have to provide anything.
If your child has a very high fever, is vomiting, has diarrhea or is exhibiting symptoms of a contagious illness, you will be notified and asked to pick the child up. In cases requiring medication, we ask that the child only return to our care after 24 hrs on medication. Illnesses are dealt with on a case by case basis. Throughout the day we will keep in contact with the parents to update them of their child’s symptoms.