Our goal is to make your infant’s first transition away from home easy and natural for not only the baby but for the parents as well. HLS’s infant program is designed to support each baby’s individual schedule and is dictated by specific, personal needs. We recognize the importance of infants having responsive adults who recognize and meet their needs in a nurturing and consistent manner. Every child in the Infant Room is assigned a primary caregiver to ensure individual attention is given. The children will also form trusting bonds with the other caregivers in the room. All of our care givers are cognizant of the importance of establishing a stable relationship through which trust and security are generated.

We use a system called Tadpoles, which is a virtual daily sheet, to keep you informed about your child's day. Our babies are never left in their cribs while awake. Rather, our caregivers make sure your child’s awake time is spent out of the crib where they will stretch and cuddle, push and pull, and experience sights and sounds to learn about their bodies and the world around them. Our teacher’s enjoy using language with the babies through engaging them in dialogue, singing and reading stories to them. Our curriculum provides opportunities for the babies to socialize, explore, and discover while our high standard for care ensures that they are loved and cared for unconditionally.

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Our older infants begin to master their bodies and their environment as they crawl, waddle and walk. In addition, fine motor development such as grasping and manipulating objects opens up a whole new world for these babies! Since children learn primarily through play, the equipment and toys have been carefully selected by our team of experienced educators to ensure they are age appropriate, safe, and purposeful. Our teachers have been trained to implement a program with a balance of nurturing, playing and learning throughout the day. They understand that their interaction, conversations and give-and-take play contributes immeasurably to the baby’s development. They naturally interact with children by teaching songs and words, lessons of cause and effect, and safe interaction with the world around them. They are committed to ensuring the development of confidence, self-esteem and a love of learning.