Designed to meet the needs of our tiniest beings, our infant rooms operate with a ratio of four babies to one adult. Per state guidelines, we accept infants at the age of six weeks. Our dedicated and highly trained staff recognize that caring for infants is both a demanding and rewarding job. Therefore, at KidSPOT, you will often see babies being rotated from swings, to bouncers, chairs, and tummy time on a designated schedule.
ENROLLING IN OUR INFANT-TODDLER PROGRAM AT KIDSPOT:
Enrollment at KidSPOT begins with our intake coordinator who will guide you through the enrollment process including explaining program options, determining program availabilities, and ensuring paperwork has been completed. KidSPOT has a multitude of programs for children ages six weeks to school age, therefore determining program placement is important.
INFANT & TODDLER PROGRAM OPTIONS:
Private Pay Option
Voucher/TEA/Essential Worker Voucher
Foster Care Vouchers
Enrollment in Early Intervention Day Program
How do we teach infants? We engage with them through singing, talking, laughing, facial expressions, and meeting their needs. Through these simple tasks, babies are forming bonds, making neural connections, learning to reach and hold items, recognizing voices and forming relationships.
Our roles for newborn babies include:
Enjoy getting to know your baby: Cuddle him/her, talk to him/her, and learn how he/she signals when he/she's sleepy or hungry. Be attentive and responsive. You can't spoil a baby!
Give him/her plenty of tummy time from the start when he/she's awake so she can strengthen her muscles. Encourage him/her to look at and reach for toys.
Make sure he/she gets plenty of time outside. Go for walks with him/her and take him/her to the park or playground. Babies enjoy the outdoors, relaxing with you, and being around other children.
Learn the signs that he/she's had enough play and needs some down time.
At each checkup, your doctor may evaluate your baby’s developmental milestones, the behaviors and physical skills. The doctor tracks these expected behaviors and skills appropriate for your baby’s age to check to see if there are any delays or may suggest areas for concern. If there are, the doctor should suggest early intervention strategies.
When evaluating a developmental milestone, the doctor:
Each baby is different and may achieve milestones at a different pace. However, if you have concerns, contact our intake coordinator and we will provide a free on-site screening for your child.