We welcome infants to our facility from the age of six (6) weeks.
At safe Hands, our highly-trained teachers provide individualized nurturing care to each infant. We pride our selves in placing them in our loving arms to rock them, cuddle them, sing to them, and read to them which promote brain development. This promote language and motor skill development. We believe in the European mothers who do not allow their infants to cry because they are carried close to their bodies.
We use slings, wraps and structured baby carriers to keep them close and promote the one-on-one interaction necessary to support the emotional wellbeing of the infant. This love and security shown help to build thrust for the care giver. It provides a enriched learning environment for healthy brain at this early stage of life.
Safe Hands Learning Center has a young toddler program for children who are 1 to 2 years and a toddler program for children who are 2 to 3 years. Infants become toddlers once they start walking. They may start as early as 9 months or as late as 17 months. A toddler also learns most of how he or she thinks and feels by imitating behaviors around him. Toddlers need to move, need plenty of exercise, and should not be restricted in their gross-motor activities. Therefore, the environment they explore should be set up to encourage fine-motor development.
Our environment and schedule will allow toddlers to form expectations, to practice emerging skills, and to feel secure.Toddlers experience a wide range of materials and processes as they explore their interests, fascinations, and natural inclinations for development. Examples are experiences with textures, sounds, colors, shapes, patterns, rhythms, paints, clay, water, light and shadow, drawing, body movement, gestures and sign language, music, photography, hearing stories, reading with teachers, assembling and disassembling, discovering hidden things, and working with multiple media and processes.
Much of the first two years of life are spent in the creation of a child’s “sense of self” or the building of a first identity