Classroom Guides - Infant Room (New Berlin)
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Welcome to the Infant Room
Hello my name is Allison Plachinski and I have been working in the Early Childhood Profession for two and a half years. I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Early Childhood/Middle School Education from Mount Mary College. I am also CPR, first aid, and AED trained. I have previously worked with children from the age of four weeks to twelve years of age. I am an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan so it may not be surprising to run into me at a home game. I look forward to working at Learning Edge and getting to know you and your children.
Hi my name is Mary. I am a mom of four children: three girls and one boy. I love children, and since mine are grown I decided to pursue a career in childcare. I am excited to be part of the Learning Edge staff. In my spare time I enjoy being outside, biking and spending time with my family.
Things you will Need for the First Day!
Please make sure you have:
- Pre-made bottles
- Nuk (if needed)
- Two sets of extra clothes
- Supply of diapers, wipes, and diaper cream
- Paperwork completed (You will need to update intake forms every 3 months and keep up with physicals every 6 months)
- SAVE any plastic grocery bags
We supply blankets, bibs, burp rags, and crib sheets so there is no need to bring those things. (But you are more than welcome to bring them from home if you want.)
Please label everything with your child's name!!
If your child is on table foods, we will try to follow the Center's meal schedule:
A Day in the Infant Room
We have a lot of fun in the Infant Room. We are always busy with singing songs, reading books, doing art projects, and most important, reaching individual goals for each child such as rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and clapping hands. There is always interaction between your child and their teachers!
We also love to go outside on those nice summer days when the weather is less than 90 degrees. We love buggy rides or just sitting on the playground blowing bubbles or listening to songs and stories. So please make sure your child has sunscreen and a hat. We even go out on cold days if the weather is 20 degrees or above so for those cold months please have a winter hat, coat, and mittens.
All of the babies are on their own sleeping and eating schedule! Please be sure to have all jar food and bottles labeled with your child's name. See 'Daily Schedule' if your child is on table foods.
Fun Games and Ideas
||Bright colorful patterns on the walls, hanging from the ceiling, and above the cribs.|
||Place bright colored objects in front of baby and encourage them to reach for it.|
||Place a flexible mirror in front of baby so they can see themselves.|
||While sitting baby up or laying them on their tummy, roll a ball to them and encourage them to roll it back.|
||Read to baby and point out the different objects in the book. Practice ABC chart. Sing songs and finger plays.|
||Lay baby on back, then roll and stretch the arms up and down and go in and out with the legs.|