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Welcome to My Friend's House, a licensed childcare program.

Our Infant Program

Infants

This stage is marked with the infants’ need to develop as unique individuals with behaviors and growth  constantly changing. What makes us different is we won't charge you extra for the same personalized care all our kids get! You will pay the same tuition regardless of the age of your child!

 

Development & Milestones

 

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye” are called developmental milestones. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (like crawling, walking, or jumping).

In the first year, babies learn to focus their vision, reach out, explore, and learn about the things that are around them. Cognitive, or brain development means the learning process of memory, language, thinking, and reasoning. Learning language is more than making sounds (“babble”), or saying “ma-ma” and “da-da”. Listening, understanding, and knowing the names of people and things are all a part of language development. During this stage, babies also are developing bonds of love and trust with their parents and other caregivers as part of social and emotional development. The way caregivers cuddle, hold, and play with a child will set the basis for how they will interact with them and others. We focus on providing wide exposure to activities that will help them develop these skills and build bonds that will support the depth and progression of learning as they grow with us. 

The benefit of interaction with older children

The licensed home environment allows for children of different ages to interact with each other under appropriate supervision, rather than being confined to rooms with only other infants . Infants are able to learn from their older counterparts, and the older children benefit from developing care taking skills. This often can result in acceleration of development in some areas such as talking and movement.