Two Birds Infant Child Care
The first year is a period of incredible social, emotional and physical development. Our infant classrooms are nurturing and safe environments where our teachers lovingly care for each child and curate experiences to support infants in developing the skills they need to grow. This program is infant-led, meaning our teachers focus on individualized attention and schedules to meet each child’s needs.
Morning Meeting is incorporated into all of our classrooms and programs to promote social development amongst peers as well as to introduce new topics of study. Although the infant program follows children’s individualized schedules over the course of the day, the teaching team does still regularly kick off the day with an opportunity for the majority of the class to come together for group reading, singing, and to begin to build the fundamentals of class wide group engagement.
Reading aloud and exploring books are a large part of our infant program. Teachers support language development and introduce various concepts and topics through teacher led reading time. Similarly, infants are given opportunities to explore books on their own through all their senses to foster a love for language.
Sensory play is the introduction of open ended materials that stimulate children’s senses as well as provide opportunities to develop fine motor skills. Sensory play may include a range of materials like fabric, ribbons or bubble wrap to highlight texture, or materials that promote the arts and cause and effect such as painting.
Studio time promotes learning, exploring and expressing oneself through materials. Our studio teacher works with the infants on a variety of projects to develop their art portfolio and to advance developmental milestones. These projects often include both traditional and non traditional materials, such as light and shadow, projections, clay or paint.
Music provides an opportunity for our infants to connect and communicate with one another in the classroom. It inspires physical movement as well as language development while working together socially as a group.
"When we think about what we're thankful for in this extremely challenging year, his friends and teachers at Two Birds are at the top of the list. I send his Brightwheel photos to my family and friends every day and I always get comments on how happy he looks there and how much fun it looks like he's having. We ended up here by happenstance but we wouldn't change it for anything."
- Megan S.
For our nursing mothers, we offer a private lounge to nurse your infant throughout the day. If you opt to nurse while your child is with us, our teachers will message you via our app when your child is ready to eat so you can nurse in place of a bottle feeding.