In our infant room the staff focus is on the individual schedules and needs of the child, as well as to work with our parents to keep routines as consistent as possible We have a large open floor space to encourage and develop new gross motor abilities, along with bouncers, swings, and jumpers. We have set up the room to provide soft matts, quiet area and books to involve teachers with separate bonding times and way for the children to relax and feel more comfortable. We encourage early skills such as learning size and textures, hand-eye coordination skills with different age-appropriate toys.
The Innovations series is a complete, interactive curriculum for infants and toddlers. In addition to the wealth of activities, each book includes these critical components: applying child development theory to everyday experiences; using assessment to meet individual developmental needs; using the physical environment as a learning tool; developing a partner relationship with parents; fostering an interactive climate in the classroom; and educating parents.
The Innovations series is a unique combination of the practical and theoretical. It combines them in a way that supports beginning teachers, informs experienced teachers, and provides a complete program for every teacher!
Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum has won the Early Childhood News Director’s Choice Award.
Authors: Kay Albrecht, Linda G. Miller
Innovations Curriculum Guidelines and Information: Innovations Curriculum Series (gryphonhouse.com)