Important Infant Learning Objectives
Our Infant Classroom
We welcome you to visit our Infant classroom to see babies forming secure attachments, clapping and laughing, using sign language, enjoying stories, creating art, and joyfully playing.
Teachers utilize The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos to guide their daily teaching. This curriculum is based on the latest, most current research about how young children develop and learn.
Watching each baby achieve milestones, grow, laugh and form strong relationships is what our infant teachers love about their career!
Our Infant Curriculum Objectives
Social-EmotionalRegulates own emotions and behaviors
Establishes and sustains positive relationships
Examples: looks when teacher is talking, calms when rocked hears soothing voice, responds to teacher during care giving routines, etc.
PhysicalDemonstrates Traveling skills
Demonstrates balancing skills
Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination
Examples: Rolls over, moves from crawling to sitting, sits and reaches for toys without falling, bangs two blocks together, crumples paper, etc.
LanguageListens to and understands increasingly complex language
Uses language to express thoughts and needs
Uses appropriate communication skills
Examples: responds to own name, covers eyes when teachers prompts, “Where’s Baby”, coos when happy, says, “M-m-m and D-d-d”, shakes head for no, waves bye-bye, etc.
CognitiveDemonstrates positive approaches to learning
Remembers and connects experiences
Examples: watches teacher walk across the room, reaches for a toy that is just out of reach, shakes or bangs a toy to make it work, says or signs common objects when sees them, etc.
LiteracyDemonstrates knowledge of print and its uses
Examples: gazes at the page in a book, brings teacher a book to read, etc.
MathUses number concepts and operations
Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes
Compares and measures
Demonstrates knowledge of patterns
Examples: verbally count “one, two, ten”, says “more milk”, place shapes in shape sorting box, puts circle puzzle piece in circular shape, indicate which ball is bigger, etc.