Infants (5 weeks-11months) & Wobblers (age 1)
Infants (5 weeks- 11 months)
We provide a safe and nurturing “home away from home” where babies can grow and learn every day by exploring and making new discoveries. We aim to help babies grow, gain mobility, and develop intellectual and social skills for a lifetime of success. Excelsior is committed to making this first transition away from home easy and natural for you and your child as your infant takes first steps toward a bright future.
Your Infant's Day
The experiences infants have during the early months of life are crucial to healthy brain development. Lots of personal attention and interaction between our teachers and your infant will promote basic intellectual and social skills. Singing, reading, and talking are just some of the behaviors that support development during this critical stage.
Early morning drop-off is a time for child-directed activities such as building with soft blocks or playing with puzzles. Play time is scheduled every day to help children learn and grow physically. Infants in our care will nap and rest as needed. We help infants make smooth transitions between activities by letting them know a change is coming, for example, the caregiver provides a song, finger play, or story to assist the change.
Because each infant is on a different schedule, our passionate teachers create an individual infant activity plan for every child. Infants are presented with activities that boost the brain, encourage first words, build strong bodies and help make new friends.
At ELA , your infant will have a full day of learning, playing, and socializing to help her grow in every way possible.
Wobblers (12 months- 23 months)
As wobblers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our goal is to help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment.
Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that young children learn best through hands-on experiences. Each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.
Your Wobbler’s Day
Excelsior's wobbler curriculum enables your child to grow in confidence and learn to walk tall in his new world. From first steps to first words, your wobbler will begin to experience the world in new ways at ELA . Group games provide your wobbler with a sense of identity.
We provide child-directed activities such as art and sensory time. We provide hot and nutritious meals and snacks, help wobblers adjust to transitions between activities throughout the day, and accommodate individual differences and developmental abilities. Because wobblers are gaining independence, we support their desires to learn to feed themselves and help with meal preparation, fostering self-help skills.