Infants Classroom

Teachers:

Susan Davis

Assistants: Pat Alonzo

April Morgan

Assistant:  Omara Garavito

Margaret Daugherty

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 and other foundational skills appropriate to his or her stage of development.

The following are some themes for the 2020-2021 school year:

August 10 -I am Growing
August 17-I am learning about me
August 24 -I can see and hear
August 31 -I can see and Hear
September 7 -I can taste, touch & smell
September 14 -I can eat good food
September 21 -Making friends
September 28 -Making friends
October 5 -My family works in many ways
October 12 -My friends at church
October 19 -My family enjoys Fall
October 26 -My family enjoys Fall
November 2 -My family enjoys Fall
November 9 -My family works in many ways
November 16 -My family gives thanks
November 23Thanksgiving Break
November 30 -Christmas is a happy time
December 7 -Christmas is a happy time
December 14 -Happy Birthday Jesus
December 21Christmas Break
December 28Christmas Break
January 4 -Winter around us
January 11-Winter around us
January 18 -Winter around us
January 25 -Clothes I wear
February 1-Clothes I wear
February 8 -Things I touch
February 15 -Things I touch
February 22-Toys for play
March 1 -God’s world in Springtime
March 8 -Caring for pets
March 15Spring Break
March 22 -Butterflies
March 29-Easter
April 5 -God gives us day and night
April 12 -God gives us day and night
April 19 -I care for my world – recycling
April 26 -God gives us animals
May 3 -Celebrate the Arts
May 10 -We thank God for water
May 17 -Caring for pets
May 24 -Summer Fun

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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