Infants Classroom


April Morgan

Assistants: Pat Alonzo and Margaret Daughtry

Makenna Bayyatt

Assistant:  Omara Garavito

Susan Davis  

Assistants: Mithra Kumarakrishnan and Thalia Gonzalez

Jen Hirshi

Assistant:  Martina Goldman

BRIDGES along with the WEE Learn Curriculum provides a framework on which teachers can build an early childhood program that allows children from infancy to grow and develop as Jesus did – in “wisdom and stature” and in “favor with God and Man” (Luke 2:52).  A child’s growth and development is viewed as a process not an event.  Development begins when the child is conceived and continues throughout life.  Teachers will provide guidance and activities to help each child develop language, prereading, prewriting, and other foundational skills appropriate to his or her stage of development.

The following are some themes for the 2019-2020 school year:

I am Growing
I am learning about me
I can see and hear
I can see and Hear
I can taste, touch & smell
I can eat good food
Making friends
Making friends
My family works in many ways
My friends at church
My family enjoys Fall
My family enjoys Fall
My family enjoys Fall
My family enjoys Fall
My family gives thanks
Thanksgiving Break
Christmas is a happy time
Christmas is a happy time
Happy Birthday Jesus
Christmas Break
Christmas Break
Winter around us
Winter around us
Winter around us
Clothes I wear
Clothes I wear
Things I touch
Things I touch
Toys for play
God’s world in Springtime
Caring for pets
Spring Break
God gives us day and night
God gives us day and night
I care for my world – recycling
God gives us animals
Going many places
Caring for pets
Colors and Shapes I see
We thank God for water

With infants comfort is the major concern.  When a baby is comfortable and secure, he or she develops in the following ways:

Physical Characteristics:

  • Develops use of mouth, eyes, head, neck, and shoulders
  • Gains control of neck muscles
  • Learns to reach for objects, to grasp and hold objects, to drop objects, and to transfer objects from one hand to another
  • Focuses eyes
  • Turns over, sits alone
  • Begins teething

Mental Characteristics:

  • Shows interest in human faces, eyes, bright objects and his own image in a mirror.
  • Notices hands, begins to reach for objects
  • Grasps and plays with feet and toes
  • Knows and responds to his name
  • Recognizes primary care givers
  • Recognizes familiar voices
  • Places objects
  • Understands a number of words

Emotional & Social Characteristics:

  • Startled by loud noises; is soothed by a quiet pleasant voice.
  • Finds comfort and satisfaction in sucking; enjoys gumming objects
  • Expresses anger, excitement or distress through crying
  • Smiles in response to human faces
  • Coos, chuckles, and laughs out loud
  • Tries to imitate facial expressions and vocal expressions
  • Makes sounds
  • Smiles and wiggles with excitement when talked to, played with, and smiled at
  • Likes attention and cuddling

Spiritual Characteristics:

  • Responds to soft music, a quiet voice and loving care
  • Is learning trust
  • Responds with contentment and delight to happy times
  • Begins to experience affection and love from other people besides family members

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