Loving Start Infant Childcare Program - Fraser School - Services

Fraser School®

Infant Childcare Program

Fraser School® provides a loving start for infants, ages 6 weeks to 16 months.

As a quality childcare center, we strive to maintain child-to-staff ratio of 3:1 ratio for infants, based upon criteria set forth by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation.

Our infant curriculum is centered around each child’s established daily routine, including their interactions with the environment, friends and caregivers, and play. Upon enrollment, parents/guardians are asked to share their child’s daily routine with staff. We build each child’s daily schedule, based on their routine.

  • Teachers provide various experiences with music, movement, and exploration.
  • Walks and outdoor experiences are provided, weather permitting
  • The indoor gym (large motor area) is designed for daily movement and exploration opportunities. Infants have their own developmentally appropriate play space on the playground, which can be accessed by staff at any time. Time for children to explore their environment independently, under adult supervision, is facilitated daily.
  • Meal/snack times promote learning, socialization, and the development of independent feeding skills.

Infant to Toddler Transition Group

Sometimes, children are ready to transition from the infant room to a toddler group before they are 16 months.

Signs that a child may be ready to transition include the following:

  • Needs just an afternoon nap, starting at 12:30 p.m.
  • Ready to nap on a cot, with a blanket, small pillow, or sheet.
  • Typically uses a cup, rather than a bottle, to drink. Covered cups can be used.
  • Can sit in a cube chair at the table for meals and snacks. (Adaptive seating is available.)

Staff in both the infant and toddler group will evaluate a child they believe may be ready to transition, and the family will be asked to provide input. When there is agreement, the child transitions to the Bees Transition Class.

Group size for Busy Bees is similar to the infant program, typically having 8 children with 2 staff. When more than 8 children are in the transition group, an additional staff person is added.