INFANT PROGRAM



A GREAT START FOR INFANTS 

It's an amazing time in your child's life! Every day brings new change - a smile, a fuss, a smooch, a new tooth. We understand you and your baby's new world. You can count on us to attend to your infant's every need and listen carefully to you - the parent - so that your needs are met as well. Leaving your baby in someone else's care can be an anxious time, trust Lightbridge Academy to keep you informed and connected each and every day!

Our BottleBridge-certified infant caregivers are ready to support nursing infants and mothers, providing full-time peace of mind for your newest arrival. Click here to learn more.


ALL ABOUT BABY

For infants, every interaction is an opportunity to grow. We balance nurturing care, with the fundamentals of learning in an environment for all areas of a infant's development. This happens through individualized care and attention to a baby's on-demand schedule because there is no such thing as a typical day, this is why the daily schedule is determined by your child, not by us. 


INFANT CURRICULUM

Our infant curriculum creates a solid foundation for your little ones future growth and development. By creating strong bonds, learning through play and stimulating their five senses, even our youngest students are encouraged to explore the world around them in a safe and nurturing environment. Primary caregivers introduce a theme-based curriculum which is enhanced with enrichment programs such as Singing Sprouts, Spanish Sprouts and Signing Sprouts. 
  • Fine Motor: Infants develop their fine motor skills by clapping their hands to music, picking up finger foods, and holding onto their favorite toys to build hand and finger dexterity along with hand-eye coordination. 
  • Language: From hearing to processing sounds to palate development, language skills flourish by expressing wants and needs, repetition, and the use of American Sign Language. This reduces pre-verbal frustration by closing the gap between their desire and ability to communicate while having their needs understood.
  • Movement in Space: When babies are rockin'-and-rollin', cruising along, and taking first steps, they are getting stronger and stronger from head to toe, and it shows!
  • Social & Emotional: Each smile, embrace and encouraging word builds trust and helps children to thrive in social settings, which sets them up for healthy relationships. 
  • Cognitive: Stimulating brain function, infants are invited to become investigators and cheer on their discoveries, which builds skills such as object permanence and rationalization.  

"'Curriculum for an infant? You've got to be kidding.' Then I learned how important it is for babies to have the stimulation and exercises they need at different stages of development. I'm learning how to be a better parent at Lightbridge Academy."

CLASSROOMS FOR EXPLORATION

Exploration is key for infants as they are striving to make sense of the world around them. Our infant suite is the perfect developmentally appropriate environment for little ones to discover their bodily powers as they learn to move, pull up, roll over and eventually crawl. 


STAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR BABY

As the parent of an infant, you'll want to know what's going on every minute of every day. We know it's hard to be apart and wonder what your child is doing. That is why we make it a priority to keep you connected. Our daily communication will allow you to closely follow their progress and know what's happening. Here's how we make it easy for you:

  • Parent eCommunication App - Do we go overboard keeping you connected? Of course we do. You will receive reminders, notifications of your child's achievements, photos, video, a food & potty schedule and more in your daily report.
  • Peek-of-the-Week - Stay one step ahead of your child's events and activities. Peek-of-the-Weeks are created to keep you informed of the curriculum, activities, special visitors and all that will take place the following week. You will receive these electronically or in-hand each week.

  • Meal Plan - Lightbridge Academy has nutritious options available for you to choose from. We make sure to appeal to even the most finicky eaters, and you can be sure your Kindergartener is eating happily and healthy.

  • Snack Program - Your child's health and safety is our number one priority. This includes the snacks provided for them to eat during morning and afternoon time. Healthy options include fruits, vegetables, whole grains and protein options.  

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