In our infant program we provide care for newborns to 18 months old. We have two classrooms one for 1 month to 1 year and 1 year to two years old.
We follow a philosophy of providing nurturing and loving care in a family style environment and in 100% Spanish Language. In our relaxed and enriched environment, your child’s self-esteem is enhanced, and independence is encouraged.
Mila’s Preschool and Infant center also promotes a steady and safe learning atmosphere where your child has the opportunity to learn and build social and emotional skills. Our program offers a fun filled and active curriculum where your child will learn through play. We also incorporate Spanish, basic American Sign Language, early literacy skills, science/sensory activities and music on a regular basis to provide each child with the groundwork for success.
It is in these one on one interactions we believe, that the prime times for learning occur and the children are given the emotional support they need to thrive. We strive to create the conditions for deep, concentrated play, and build our program with the goal of reducing stress for the babies through predictable forms, routines and relationships.
We're allowing them to learn at their own pace and in the ways, that are best for them. We're giving them good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives.
The main task of the newborn is to learn to manage their bodies. Plenty of time is given to the babies to be on the floor, with a caregiver nearby, to learn to move and stretch, so important for building self-confidence and physical control. We do not interfere with these natural processes, leaving the babies free to develop at their own pace, trusting that they will move through the stages of growth to walking and climbing at their own speed. Challenging equipment is provided to meet their needs for physical development.
Access to nature is an integral part of the program, as even young babies respond positively to being outside. Our play yard is created to support exploration in nature. Here they find new physical challenges (e.g. uneven ground, places to climb) and tactile sensory experiences . We spend time outside daily as weather permits. This integrated approach to caring for the young child, builds upon the latest research in brain development, attachment, and best practices for infant care. We believe in partnering with our families to provide a community devoted to the well-being of the children in our care.