The Blossom Babies
Ages 6 weeks - 18 Months
Are you anxious about leaving your baby for the first time? We work closely with you to understand your infant’s unique schedule and needs. As well, daily written communications of your child’s day helps keep you connected. Our small group size allows you the opportunity to develop trusting relationships with the teaching team. Your child’s daily schedule is accommodated by the educators so we know exactly when your baby needs to nap, eat and have quiet activity.
Our Infant Program accepts children from the early age of six weeks through to 18 months, and has been specially designed to create a warm and secure environment for infants as an extension of their home. Our infant rooms accommodate crawling infants or non-mobile, in a peaceful classroom environment. Your infant can safely explore and feel secure in the presence of our loving educators.
Our infant environment supports the sense of belonging, well-being and includes developmentally appropriate furniture and materials. Our infant programs are designed to maximize learning and engagement for children of all developmental levels. Our team of handpicked individuals are very committed to your child’s healthy development, and will work nonstop throughout the day to ensure that all your child’s needs have been met.
Our loving and nurturing atmosphere helps infants develop a sense of trust, autonomy, encourages curiosity and motivates learning.
How Does Divine Care Academy Provide High Quality Care?
Our program is full of soft carpets, quiet areas, comforting family photos, colorful toys, and exciting learning materials. Effective teachers design classrooms that are organized and familiar which encourage children's learning.
Play spaces are organized by interest areas. For example, there are areas with materials for quiet play and more active play. Toddlers can play alone or in small groups. Children have many opportunities for active play. The play equipment is safe and challenging for toddlers. We have 3 options for physical play ensuring children are physically active even during bad weather days. Teachers read intriguing stories to children and provide sturdy board books for toddlers to look at. The books reflect the children's languages, cultures, and families.
Toddlers love to move—climbing, jumping, dancing! Teachers offer your child many ways to be active, both indoors and outdoors. They also provide materials and activities that interest children his age and help improve his hand coordination, like scribbling with crayons and stacking toys.
Cognitive development is your child's ability to make sense of the world around him. It includes memory, language, thinking, and reasoning. Classrooms are set up so toddlers can learn to how to solve problems by sorting objects, doing puzzles, taking things apart and fitting them back together, and so much more! Teachers offer children a range of activities and experiences that inspire and challenge them.
Teachers are trained to spend a lot of time talking to children so that they learn how words should sound and how conversations go back and forth. They read books with simple stories and use songs, rhymes, and finger plays that have repeating patterns.
Hours Of Operation
Full Day Program: 6:15 am – 6:30 pm Monday to Friday
Extended Hours (additional charges): 6:00 pm – 8pm
Part-Time Program: 6:45am - 6:30 pm