The infant room starts from birth to 1 years old. Ms. Mariah is the infant room teacher. Mariah has been working with infants for years hear at THCD. We understand that the begining years are the most critical so we cater to their desire to learn. Using their natural curiosity we engage them with playtime and activities to foster development of motor skills and learning, yes infants can learn. Diapering takes place every hour and as needed. The infants are engaged with age appropriate toys and books to develop motor skills and learning. Tummy time and lots of love is given just as you would at home. We want the baby to have a seamless transition from your home to ours. We work on vocabulary, music (sing-a-longs), arts & crafts and play time. Sleep times, lunch and snack are provided on a schedule to help the infants stay on schedule. Daily activities sheet will reflect your chil's day. We encourage you to continue working with them on what they are learning that week.
Communicating With Others
THCD helps your infant learn to engage with others.
We talk with your child; communicate verbally and through non-verbal gestures; tell stories and sing songs to model conversational skills; and use picture books to build association between sounds, objects and words.
Building Brain Power
THCD prepares your infant to think and reason.
We help your child explore the concepts of cause-and-effect, trial-and-error, and object permanence through play; provide a variety of materials of different colors, sizes, textures, and shapes; and encourage the use of all five senses to discover the world.
Making New Friends
THCD lays the foundation for your infant to develop trusting relationships.
We respond to your baby with sensitivity and attention; use words, facial expressions, and eye contact to communicate; and use family photos to promote self-awareness and provide continuity with your child's home.
Growing a Healthy Body
THCD helps your infant improve mobility and coordination.
We support your baby as he or she rolls from side-to-side and learns to crawl, stand, and walk; support the development of motor skills with blocks and shape boards; and meet your child's individual needs for rest and nutrition.
THCD encourages your child to express individuality.
We provide paint, crayons, and other tools that promote artistic exploration and creativity; support imaginative play with photo cards and puppets; and encourage self-expression through movement and music.