6 weeks- 9 months
Infant 1 is the youngest group at the Phelps Community Center. In this classroom, our teachers work to set the foundations of childcare success with the babies receiving care and their families. We provide a loving and caring environment that allows parents to feel comfortable and safe leaving their child with us while they are away. Our Infant 1 teachers focus on building strong relationships with the babies and building their strength and motor skills as they grow. They also focus on building strong relationships with families and make parent communication a priority. When our littlest babies become mobile and active (around 9 months) they will move on to our Infant 2 classroom. Our center works diligently to comply with COVID-19 hygiene and cleaning standards set by the CDC and NYSOCFS.
9 months- 18 months
Infant 2 is for our babies that are becoming more active and starting to move. Our primary goal is to meet your child at their level and focus on developing individual motor skills and fostering developmental growth. Our babies spend the day engaged in free play, art projects, music and sensory activities, as well as outdoor play when the weather permits. Breakfast, lunch and snack are served daily. At 18 months, our infants will begin to transition to the Toddler 1 Classroom. Our center works diligently to comply with COVID-19 hygiene and cleaning standards set by the CDC and NYSOCFS.
18 months- 3 years
Our Toddler 1 classroom is available for 18 to 24 month children. This is a very active and exciting group. Our toddlers spend most of their time focusing on learning about their environment through new experiences. Our toddler's primary focus is developing their vocabulary and fine and gross motor skills through play, dance, art, and sensory activities. Our Toddler room teachers works to teach children through experience, and tailor lesson plans to the growing interests of their children. Our toddlers have the opportunity daily to play outside on our toddler playground or in our large grass area, or to visit our gymnasium. Our center works diligently to comply with COVID-19 hygiene and cleaning standards set by the CDC and NYSOCFS.
Our Toddler 2 classroom is available for 24 to 36 month children. This age group is also very active! While they spend time continuing to learn about their environment through new experiences, the teachers focus on expanding their skills and knowledge by adding in social-emotional skills to address the ‘big-emotions’ children this age develop and learning how to handle them. Teachers also work to build each child’ self-help skills to foster independence in areas such as potty training, putting shoes on and eating at the table with silverware and drinking from an open-face cup. Our Toddler 2's also participate in daily outdoor play or activities in our gymnasium.