Bent Tree Child Development Center’s infant nursery program strives to offer the very best care available for your baby. Children in our Infant program must be at least 6 weeks of age upon entrance. There are 4 children in each classroom with one teacher.
We understand how important it is for infants to have a consistent routine, which is why we will partner with you to develop a schedule that will be as familiar as the one you have formulated at home. Upon enrolling, you will be asked to complete a hand-written schedule to be given to your child’s caregiver. Each month, you will be required to update and provide any schedule changes.
For the First Day, every family will be responsible for providing the following items:
- Pre-mixed bottles labeled with your child’s first and last name, date, and contents of bottle. All bottles must be plastic and have a covered nipple and lid.
- Disposable diapers and wipes.
- Two sets of extra clothing.
- All jar food, cereal, and extra formula for emergencies
- Extra crib sheet (Bent Tree provides one crib sheet)
- Sleep sack (no crib blankets allowed).
- Family photo
- A journal/notebook for record keeping
We recognize the importance of keeping you informed on all aspects of your baby’s day. You will be updated through our Kid Reports app on all crucial matters, including but not limited to napping, feeding, diapering, and learning activities. Your child’s caregiver will also capture pictures and video clips throughout the day to document special moments.
The infant rooms at Bent Tree are designed to create the safest and most sanitary environment for your child. Upon entering, we ask that everyone cover their shoes with shoe covers (provided) and wash their hands. For safety and sanitation purposes, we do not allow older siblings in the nursery.
Babies have an incredible capacity for learning. Our caregivers have been trained to turn ordinary routines into teachable moments and will read, talk, and sing to your child to encourage their language development. Your child will also be introduced to Baby Signs as another way to communicate their wants and needs. Enhancing your child’s gross motor development is also a vital part of their progress, which is why they will have “tummy time” every day – to boost their crawling and walking skills.