Welcome to the Infant Room at Joy
where the adventure begins!
has shown that a child’s first five years play an important role in their brain
development. These early years provide
the best opportunity for building a solid foundation for their success in
school and in life. Our goal is to support
each child in developing socially, emotionally, physically, in their language
development, and in their thinking and problem solving skills. To help foster this development, we use the
Creative Curriculum® in creating lesson plans, classroom set-up, and performing
Outside of the classroom is a small bulletin board where you will find a copy of the weekly lesson plan, the classroom newsletter, the daily schedule, teacher hours, and primary caregiver list.
Parent and teacher communication plays a key role in children’s success. One means of communication is through our Daily Sheet. Each day upon arrival, the person dropping off will complete the top portion of the daily sheet which gives information as to the child’s last feeding, most recent diaper change, etc. On the bottom half, the teacher will document diaper changes, feedings, naps, and any other special information for that day. Each child’s care is individualized to meet their specific needs and schedule.
Infant Room: Supply List
- Weather appropriate spare clothing (shirt, pants, socks)***
- Bottles with already prepared formula or breast milk
- empty sippy cups for children over one year of age
- Infant cereal, jar food, and/or infant snacks when age appropriate.
- Empty bowls
- Infant spoons
- Supply of bibs
- Pacifier or other security item
- Pillow and blanket for children 16 months and older who are in the process of transitioning to a cot
- 4x6 family photo for our classroom tree
*** Each child is required by state licensing to have a complete set of spare clothing, diapers, and wipes at the Center each day. If any of these items are missing, parents will be notified. If after being notified, the required supplies are not brought in, the child(ren) will not be permitted to stay.