The Infant program (6 weeks to 17 months) concentrates on meeting the social-emotional as well as physical needs of our youngest learners. Our qualified and caring teachers nurture your infant as they learn to move and explore the environment around them and develop early language and cognitive skills.
On a daily basis our teachers talk, sing, read, and play music to encourage language and conversation skills. Reading aloud helps build a strong basis in language and literacy skills. Our caregivers ensure a safe physical environment and plan opportunities so your children can safely use all their senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch to explore the world around them.
We work with parents to develop an individualized care plan for every child including formulating a personalized daily schedule including feeding, nap, and play time.
Communication is critical between home and school and our Brightwheel app ensures parents receive daily updates, photos, and videos on their children’s activities and progress. For infants, this means receiving a detailed report of when, how much, and what they ate; diaper changes; when they slept; and what activities they engaged in that day.
At the Valley School we’re excited to partner with you in your child’s care and development.
Our Toddler Program (18 months to 23 months) continues to build on the language, gross motor, and cognitive development skills that we work on with our infants. Toddlers move faster and are even more curious about exploring their environment, so our experienced teachers provide opportunities for safe, purposeful play and movement to engage their minds and bodies.
Our daily schedule includes time for talking, singing, dancing, music, read alouds, and movement. With our toddlers, we start to transition to scheduled times for eating, napping, and playing. We work on creating familiar routines that help our children thrive and grow. Safety is always a top priority – close and careful supervision is key to our program.
Fostering open and positive lines of communication between home and school is another critical component to our program. Parents receive a daily report of their child’s feeding, diapering, and napping times as well as information about their play activities as it relates to their growth and development. Our Brightwheel app ensures parents receive daily messages, photos, and video updates. For those children showing signs of readiness, we closely collaborate with parents to work on potty training both at school and at home.
The Valley School understands that toddlerhood is a fun, exciting, and busy time for your child and we love joining in the successful care and education of your child.