Welcome to The Children’s Hour Infant/Toddler Development Program (CHA-I/T) at Jean Road Campus. Our mission is to serve infants, toddlers and their families with unparalleled developmental opportunities. Nurturing, educated, and experienced teachers structure learning environments that are conducive to a child’s individual nature. By being attuned to each child, a bond of trust is formed; that is the foundation for our Continuum of Care Philosophy. This is achieved while maintaining the highest level of respect, safety, and accountability.
The principles of child development are categorized into seven developmental domains: regulatory/sensory organization, cognitive, language, and gross motor, fine motor, social-emotional, and self-help. As Early Childhood Educators, we continually assess and plan curriculum for the individual child through detailed observations. These observational tools are curriculum based. Moreover, these detailed assessments provide us a better understanding of a child’s developmental progress in each domain. There are 58 conceptual strands and 685 core skills and behaviors. Each of these strands includes a specific skill that focuses upon a specific underlying key concept and is hierarchical in nature. Through direct observations and anecdotal notes, the teacher completes a formal assessment fall, winter and late spring.
The early years of childhood development are crucial. While your child is in our care, he or she will reach each new milestone with success and amaze us with their curiosity and intelligence. Our home-like atmosphere and low child-teacher ratios make it possible for us to understand each one’s learning style and personality.
No Speed Limits
Learning is dynamic, not static…and each child is different. Our classrooms are small enough to create an environment that facilitates optimal learning for all of these unique individuals. Fully engaged infants and toddlers learn using all their senses, and this builds excitement, opening up unlimited potential. As a result, advanced children are easily accelerated. And all students feel successful and safe.
We trust the child to be a self-learner and give them the freedom to interact with other children. They get time for uninterrupted play, with clearly defined limits.