In our infant classrooms (0-18 months), our low staff-to-child ratios ensure the babies get lots of TLC to help them reach the important milestones in their development.
Balanced Family Academy will not exceed the following state required ratios: 1 teacher per 5 infants, or 2 teachers per 12 infants. Our maximum group size is 12 infants. Because we desire to provide a higher level of quality care, we will strive to maintain a 1:4 ratio in the infant room.
Each infant is appointed a primary caregiver; this caregiver will become an expert in your baby’s routines and preferences. Our primary goal is to make our infant classrooms a home away from home!
Time is set aside for age-appropriate physical activity such as tummy time, sitting up, crawling, and eventually standing and walking. We connect and play with infants through sign language, picture books, and of course singing!
We provide all diapers, wipes, and homemade baby food purees.
In our 0-9 month classroom, we honor the napping and eating schedule your baby has followed, making the transition easy for little ones.
In our 9-18 month classroom, we will encourage a morning and afternoon nap as well as scheduled meals. Time is set aside for age-appropriate physical activity, such as tummy time, sitting up, crawling, and eventually, standing and walking. We connect and play with infants through sign language, picture books, and of course singing!
6:30 - 8:30 — Individual activities + exploration of materials
8:30 - 9:00 — Snack
9:00 - 9:15 — Diaper checks
9:15 - 11:00 — Morning nap
11:00 - 11:15 — Diaper checks
11:15 - 11:45 — Lunch
11:45 - 12:45 — Individual activities
12:45 - 1:00 — Diaper checks
1:00 - 3:00 — Afternoon nap
3:00 - 3:30 — Wake up, diaper checks
3:30 - 4:00 — Afternoon snack
4:00 - 5:00 — Outdoor play or indoor gross motor activities
5:00 - 6:30 — Quiet activities