Infant Room

Schedules are subject to change based on the unpredictability of infants.

7:30 am – 8:45 amArrival/Check Diapers/One on One Time
8:45 am – 9:00 amBreakfast Prep/Handwashing/Diapers
9:00 am – 9:30 amBreakfast
9:30 am - 9:45 amHandwashing/Toothbrushing/Gum Cleaning
9:45 am – 10:15 amGuided Free Play/Sensory Activities
10:15 am – 10:30 amArt/Creative Expression in Small Groups or Individually
10:30 am – 10:45 amGross Motor (Inside or Outside)
10:45 am – 11:00amCircle Time and Literacy
11:00 am – 11:15 amSmall Group/Primary Caregivers lead individual interactions
11:15 am – 11:30 amWash Hands and Prepare for Lunch
11:30 am – 12:00 pmLunch
12:00 pm – 12:15 pmHandwashing/Toothbrushing/Gum Cleaning
12:15 pm – 2:15 pmQuiet Time/Nap Time
2:15 pm – 2:30 pmWash Hands and Prepare for Snack/Check Diapers
2:30 pm – 3:00 pmSnack
3:00 pm – 3:15pmHandwashing/Toothbrushing/Gum Cleaning
3:15 pm – 3:45 pmGross Motor (Inside or Outside)
3:45 pm – 4:30 pmGuided Free Play/Sensory Activities
4:30 pm – 5:00 pmMusic and Movement/Check Diapers/ Departure
Infants are fed upon demand. Diapers are checked every two hours. Materials are rotated often.

Infants are offered a variety of sensory experiences each day. Materials available during the day vary depending on the age and development of the infants enrolled at the time.

The infant room at United Day Care Center is a place where your child can learn to interact and explore the world around them. The babies enjoy tummy time, playing with other children their age, painting, sensory activities, reading stories, listening to music, playing outside, and even going on stroller rides! Lesson plans are created monthly and are based on the child’s developmental goals and interests. Individual goals are also developed and worked on throughout the month. Some examples of goals are: lifting their head, supported sitting, waving goodbye, standing alone, saying small words, and walking.

Daily reports are sent home each day to inform parents of the following:

  1. What and how much was eaten
  2. When diapers were changed
  3. When naps happened
  4. What activities were enjoyed

The center also utilizes “Procare”, an app that allows for parent-teacher communication throughout the day. Daily reports may be delivered via the app when requested.

Formula and food can be provided by the center. Parents can also choose to bring in formula and/or food. UDCC provides Gerber Good Start Gentle formula and store bought jar baby food, cereal, and crackers. Each child is on their own feeding plan and fed as needed.

Staff follow an Infant Safe Sleep Position Policy and always place infants on their backs in cribs. This policy states that an infant will be placed in their crib when sleeping. We follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Consumer Safety Commission for safe sleep environments to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.