Infant Care (2months to 18 months)
"Adults can enhance, encourage and nurture children's development in a variety of ways by taking cues from the children and providing the appropriate "match" of materials and experiences to fit the children's observed needs, interests and behavior" (Wilson et al., 1995).
We provide quality infant care service through nurturing and safe environment. With the adoption of a low adult-to-child ratio, we ensure that every child in Bright Kids is given the attention they need to be attached to a primary caregiver during their early childhood development. We focus on developing cognitive, physical and social skills. Activities are planned based on developmental milestones ranging from 0-6 months, 7-12months and 13-18 months.
Wilson, Watson and Watson (1995) Infant & Toddler: Curriculum and Teaching.
Sheena Reilly, Patricia Eadie and Edith L Bavin et.al (2006) Growth of infant communication between 8 and 12 months: A population study. Available from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2006.00974.x
Children who develop strong language and communication skills are likely ready to learn in primary school Routine care is part of our curriculum where educarers will use the opportunity to interact verbally with our infants.
Cognitive Skills - Play and Activity
Reading a book, dancing, playing, music and singing.
According to research, a dramatic increased in social gesture is observed for infants between 8 to 12 month (Reilly et al., 2006). With a group of passionate educarers, who constantly shower infants with tender-loving care, they are able to foster a stronger bond with others and build a secured attachment, allowing them to display confidence in exploring their environment.
Our play-time has allowed infants to stimulate their sense of touch and sight, encouraging the movement of hands and fingers (eg: grasping).