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Infants (6 Weeks - 5 Months) and Wobblers (6 Months - 12 Months)

Discover your child's path to creativity . .

You are looking for a safe, secure "home away from home" where your child can learn, play and grow. We have designed a nurturing, creative world for infants to help their minds and bodies develop. Watch your infant take the first steps toward a bright future when sharing his or her early developmental experiences with the University's Child Development Center.

Infants are unique and have their own patterns for play, feeding and sleeping. We use these patterns as our guide to introduce your child to daily activities that prepare your infant for life. Our highly-trained teachers and staff offer a nurturing and creative environment for infants to develop their bodies and minds. We are committed to making this first transition away from home easy and natural for you and your child.

Developed for our youngest learners, the Early Foundations® Infants curriculum at the Center provides the foundation that can develop the children of today into the leaders of tomorrow.

Individual Attention

  • The experiences infants have during the early months and years of life are crucial to healthy brain development. Lots of personal attention and interaction between our teachers and your infant will promote basic cognitive and social skills. Singing, reading and talking are just some of the behaviors that support development during this critical stage.

Least Restrictive Environment

  • We promote a least-restrictive environment for infants and toddlers. It provides the foundations for optimal growth and development. Research shows that young children learn and develop best in an environment that promotes freedom of movement, independence, and allows them to interact at a child-to-child level in a group setting.

Building Bodies

  • Physical development of coordinated motor skills is a large part of an infant’s first year. Building Bodies activities help build physical strength and motor coordination with daily experiences that allow infants to practice fine-motor skills, hand/eye coordination, hand and full body movement, and more.

Brain Games

  • Infants begin to use and integrate their senses right away to explore their new world. Through Brain Games activities, children use one or more of their developing senses related to memory, spatial orientation, and cause and effect.

First Words

  • Language and communication development is most profound during a child’s first three years of life while the brain is developing and maturing. First Words activities help develop skills in an environment rich with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to speech and language.

Making Friends

  • Feelings of confidence, pride, trust, friendship, and humor are all part of social-emotional development. Making Friends activities promote early social interactions and conversations, develop facial expressions to communicate, and support self-identity.

Program Features

  • Building of self-esteem through nurturing, personal care
  • Interaction with groups to spark curiosity and socialization
  • Focus on cognitive and motor skills through playtime and activities
  • Development through age-appropriate materials and toys
  • Regular communication between teachers and parents keep you informed about your child’s day