Children in the infant classroom go through many developmental stages that help them grow and master new skills. During this period of development, most students will progress from breastmilk/formula only to cereal and baby food, and eventually begin to eat table foods. In addition, typical motor development will progress from rolling to sitting unassisted; pulling up; and crawling. Infants will begin to vocalize meaningfully and develop fine motor skills necessary for later concepts such as writing and dressing.
Schedules are tailored to meet the needs of each baby. Teachers plan outdoor play, fine and gross motor activities, and various sensory experiences to enhance student development. Parents are always welcome in the infant classroom. If you are unable to visit, teachers will be happy to share information via text when time allows. Information about weekly curriculum, daily schedules, and menus (when applicable) are posted outside the classroom.
*NOTE: Children are placed in classes based on development, not age.
Katie has an Associates Degree in Child Development from OCCC, as well as 12 years formal and many more years of informal experience with children. She has been at The Launching Pad for several years. Katie and her husband Bill have been married for over 20 years and have two daughters, Brooke and Summer. As a family, they love to go camping, bike riding, and play games together. In her spare time, Katie enjoys reading, knitting, and lots of other crafty things.
"The first year of a baby's life brings so many changes and developmental stages. I love getting to witness and help them along each milestone!"
Christina has served in the Nursery at Life Church for 12 years. She loves to care for and nurture babies! She has been married to her husband John for 23 years. They have three teenage boys that keep them on their toes. She loves to garden, watch movies and learn about nutrition.
"I love watching babies grow up and gain their own personalities."