First Discoveries™

Ages 2 Months - 1 Year

CURRICULUM

Over the first twelve months, your baby's needs will be continuously changing; learning, growing and developing at his/her own unique pace. At Discovery Years Child Learning Center, we recognize these changes and are able to provide the right experience to meet these rapidly developing abilities. That is why care, meals, playtimes and rest times are personalized for your infants' needs. Our First Discoveries™ infant program incorporates the critical roles of caring, nurturing and interacting by caregivers in your child's development. Our exclusive curriculum, 'Essentials for Early Learning'™, incorporates the latest research in infant development. On a weekly basis infants will experience: sensory exploration, cause and effect, language development, making a mark (creative arts), fine motor skill development, floor play and movement.

CAREGIVERS

Before an employee is able to work in our infant classrooms, they are required to fulfill our exclusively designed training courses which include:

• Infant/Toddler First Aid and CPR
• Baby Cues 'A Child's First Language': This course is based on thirty years of research on infant interactions. It trains our caregivers on how to read a baby's body language to convey their wants and needs.
• Keys to Care Giving: Teaches up to date information about infant/toddler behavior, how it can impact care-giving, and how it can help caregivers translate this knowledge to parents.
• Promoting First Relationships: This course trains our caregivers in the use of practical, effective strategies for promoting secure and healthy relationships with children 0-2 years of age.
• Baby Sign: Teaches caregivers baby sign language for young children to be on their way in communicating their feelings, wants and needs.

Once a potential employee makes the commitment to becoming a caregiver at our center, they undergo a criminal background check, a CARI Report check, must agree to random drug testing and successfully complete our training course prior to being hired. Our extensive hiring process is our way of guaranteeing that your child will receive the best quality of care. We offer a minimal amount of transition for your child. Research shows that providing young children with First Discoveries™ a consistent caregiver allows them to maintain a sense of security which helps them explore more freely the world around them. That is why our infant caregivers are committed and dedicated individuals who can work a 40 hour work week. We understand that your baby will thrive most from the consistency and confidence in our adult caregivers. Our caregiver to First Discoveries™ infant ratio is 1:3.

Our school is equipped with a custom engineered central air filtration system. The air in our facility is constantly being filtered and exchanged with fresh air from the outside. Additionally, advanced technology air purifiers have been strategically placed throughout our facility.

Organic cotton bedding for rest time and bibs are provided and laundered weekly on the premises with organic cleaning products. Additionally, we provide your choose of cloth or disposable diapers.

Discovery Years Child Learning Center™ provides an intimate, stress free atmosphere. When you enter our infant classroom soft music will be playing in the background. Our professional staff will greet you dressed in uniforms which are laundered on the premises with organic cleaning products to prevent allergic reactions to your baby's skin. You will feel relaxed and secure knowing that when you leave our premise, you are able to monitor your baby on our cameras. All of our classrooms have been equipped with a phone and extension directly to your child's caregiver so that you can interact on a daily basis. Your baby will be set to explore, learn and grow in a safe, stress free, sanitary environment.

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