Infant/Toddler Child Care
At Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center (MLJCLC), children from six weeks through age three may be placed in an infant or toddler classroom, as appropriate. These children are served in a classroom team approach because research supports the importance of very young children developing lasting relationships with the individuals who provide their care. It is through these relationships at MLJCLC that children build their sense of trust, security, self-confidence, and self-reliance that gives them the secure base from which they grow and explore the world around them.
The team of teachers work extended hours with rotating days off so the children receive consistent care throughout their day. Each child develops at his or her own pace supported by the education programs at MLJCLC. Based on each child’s individual needs, he or she will advance from an infant to a toddler classroom. Our infant and toddlers are building thier gross motor skills and we perfect them over these two classrooms. They will also begin to develop pincer grasp and scribbling.
Before moving to our Early Learners classroom our toddlers are potty trained and comfortable following routines. We use Highscope curriculum in all our classrooms to prepare our children when moving from one room to the next. Having a center curriculum helps consistence and confidence with our children.