Our infant program will provide a loving, nurturing atmosphere where your child will receive lots of attention from our experienced and well trained staff.
At Bright Star Kids Academy, we believe it is very important for a baby to "bond" with their caregiver and feel safe. We provide a bright, happy, area with soft toys, infant-size climbing structures, and musical toys. Infants are encouraged to touch and explore their surroundings. Caregivers read, sing and play with the Infants .
Parents provide all meals for their infants, until they are able to eat our food served at the center.
A separate sleeping area separates all active, awake infants
We follow all "safe sleep practices" required of all state licensed facilities.
A daily electronic report sent to your email thru "tadpoles" shows all diaper changes, bottles, feedings and sleep plus occasionally photos
Our staff endorses family involvement because we believe it is critical to a child’s success. A foremost goal of our staff is to build positive, trusting relationships with children and their families. Frequent communication is encouraged and a tadpole report is prepared each day that summarizes basics such as eating, toileting, resting and their overall disposition. Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum Our program is designed to provide many opportunities for children to have valuable learning experiences through play. Children learn in an environment where creative play, spontaneous exploration and play-oriented learning are encouraged. Hands-on activities that stimulate learning in all developmental areas - intellectual, social, emotional and physical are integrated throughout the curriculum. Toddler Program Goals Goal 1: To Learn About Themselves - Self Concept Development To feel valued and attached to others To feel competent and proud about what they can do To assert their independence Goal 2: To Learn About Their Feelings - Emotional Development To communicate a broad range of emotions through gestures, sounds, and over time, words To express their feelings in appropriate ways Goal 3: To Learn About Others - Social Development To develop trusting relationships with nurturing adults To show interest in peers To demonstrate caring/cooperation To try roles and relationships through imitation and pretend play Goal 4: To Learn About Communicating - Language Development To express needs and thoughts without using words To respond to verbal and nonverbal directions To communicate through language Goal 5: To Learn About Moving and Doing - Physical Development To develop gross motor skills To develop fine motor skills To coordinate eye and hand movements To develop self-help skills To develop sensory skills Goal 6: To Acquire Thinking Skills - Cognitive Development To gain an understanding of basic concepts and relationships To apply knowledge to new situations To develop strategies for solving problem A daily report thru tadpoles is sent to your email that shows all diaper changes, bottles, feedings and sleep.