Infants

  • Creative Curriculum develops and reinforces each infant’s individuality within a tight-knit community. Each teacher at Little Owl Learning Academy is highly trained and committed to providing the best care for your infant.

    Creative Curriculum is Little Owl Learning Academy proprietary developmentally appropriate curriculum. Creative Curriculum gives your child a happier, healthier, more well-rounded foundation for the future. In other words, what children learn at Little Owl Learning Academy will help to prepare them for school and for their future.

    At Little Owl Learning Academy, we understand that infants are always learning. Every time they hear a new sound, they want to know where the sound came from. When they look in a mirror, they want to know who is staring back at them. With our Creative Curriculum, infants learn these skills and many others throughout the day as they play and develop.

    Little Owl Learning Academy’s Creative Curriculum is designed to develop and reinforce each infant’s individual needs through Creative Curriculum. Children participate in sensory-based learning experiences while receiving positive, nurturing guidance from highly qualified teachers.

  • Areas of Development

    The curriculum focuses on six areas of development: Cognitive, Communication, Emotional, Fine Motor, Gross Motor and Social Skills.
    Cognitive Skills

    Infants are building their memories, learning to develop words and learning to recognize familiar sounds. They’re exploring with their hands and mouths. In our infant room, your child will explore different textured materials, play Peek-A-Boo and complete simple wooden puzzles.

    Communication Skills

    By developing communication skills, infants learn how to express wants and needs to others. We understand the importance of our teachers constantly communicating with your child. Our teachers read books and poems, sing songs and teach your child how to put on finger plays.

    Emotional Skills

    Emotional development involves infants feeling safe in their environment and secure with the adults in their lives. We help your child build trust and attachments by watching your infant’s signals and responding to them. Our teachers hug, cradle and walk your child around the classroom while talking about everything they see.

    Fine Motor Skills

    Fine motor skills are developed in the small muscle groups like those in our fingers and hands. Our teachers help infants learn to grasp items and help them eat, color and complete other daily activities. We help improve pincer grasp by putting small foods in their hands, then on their tray, so they can feed themselves. They begin to wave hello and goodbye, and explore clay and other objects with their hands.

    Gross Motor Skills

    Gross motor development is the growth of the large muscle groups, like those in the legs and arms. Gross motor skills for infants include holding up their heads, rolling over, crawling and pulling themselves up. Little Owl Learning Academy teachers speak encouraging words to help your child roll over. We provide your infant with plenty of tummy time, and our infants dance to different kinds of music and take walks around the academy, inside and out.

    Social Skills

    An infant’s social skills consist of smiling, making eye contact, imitating facial expressions and wanting to be close to other people. Little Owl Learning Academy is a place where your child will see many different, yet consistent and familiar faces. Our teachers model good manners and proper social skills to your infant. Your child will travel around the academy to meet others—teachers and children—and will play near friends in her age-appropriate classroom to develop the early bonds of friendship.