We call them Watchful Wonders from the time we get them at six weeks until they begin to crawl. Your baby is listening and watching the world in wonder, soaking in new experiences like a sponge. During this first development stage, babies’ bodies and brains are learning to live in the outside world. Between birth and three months, your baby may start to smile. Early on, it will be just to herself. But within three months, she’ll be smiling in response to your smiles and trying to get you to smile back at her. She will begin to raise her head and chest when on her tummy—tummy time is so important at this time. He will track objects with his eyes, open and shut his hands and bring hands to his mouth.
During these months, babies are really learning to reach out and manipulate the world around them. They’re mastering the use of those amazing tools, their hands. They’re discovering their voices and from 4 to 6 months old, your baby will probably roll over.
To support this time of wonder, we plan activities to provide a variety of experiences that foster progression and growth in all developmental domains—physical (fine and gross motor), cognitive, social/emotional, self-help/adaptive, and communication/language—in addition to meeting your child’s basic needs. The Watchful Wonders benefit tremendously from the activities they encounter in this room and this makes the transition to Bright Beginners seamless.
We strictly adhere to the Safe Sleep practices
- We will always place babies to sleep on their backs during naps
- We encourage using a pacifier at nap time
- Blankets will not be used as these items can impair the infant’s ability to breathe if they are close to his face
- Sleep clothing, such as sleepers, sleep sacks, and wearable blankets are better alternatives to blankets and we encourage you to provide one for us if you so desire in lieu of a blanket
- Swaddling is not permitted in our center
- Use of items for elevation and sleeping in bouncy seats requires a statement from your pediatrician