KinderCare Early Foundations® Infant Program
Infants grow and learn every day. KinderCare provides a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where infants can explore and make new discoveries.
Young children learn through play, and our Early Foundations Infant care program is designed to provide infants with the skills that serve as building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
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Learning is a big part of our infant care, too. Here are a few examples of our curriculum.
This month, infants will be encouraged to imitate a variety of different actions, such as moving toy vehicles in specific ways and making the sounds of vehicles.
In this activity, infants will be actively thinking and problem solving as they attempt to stack blocks.
Infants will explore everyday items that provide interesting tactile experiences, such as aluminum foil, bubble wrap, and crumpled newspaper.
Do You Know this Friend of Mine?
Engaging infants in a playful, interactive song encourages social interactions. This month, infants will participate in a music activity involving a song about friends.
Knock It Down
In this activity, infants are encouraged to use different strategies to knock down a block tower.
This month, infants will take apart and reassemble puzzles with the help of the teacher.
Your infant's early education at KinderCare
Our areas of focus give your baby endless opportunities to learn and grow.
Communicating With Others
KinderCare helps your infant learn to engage with others.
We talk with your child; communicate verbally and through non-verbal gestures; tell stories and sing songs to model conversational skills; and use picture books to build association between sounds, objects and words.
Building Brain Power
KinderCare prepares your infant to think and reason.
We help your child explore the concepts of cause-and-effect, trial-and-error, and object permanence through play; provide a variety of materials of different colors, sizes, textures, and shapes; and encourage the use of all five senses to discover the world.
Developing Trusting Relationships
KinderCare lays the foundation for your infant to develop trusting relationships.
We respond to your baby with sensitivity and attention; use words, facial expressions, and eye contact to communicate; and use family photos to promote self-awareness and provide continuity with your child's home.
Growing a Healthy Body
KinderCare helps your infant improve mobility and coordination.
We support your baby as he or she rolls from side-to-side and learns to crawl, stand, and walk; support the development of motor skills with blocks and shape boards; and meet your child's individual needs for rest and nutrition.
KinderCare encourages your child to express individuality.
We provide paint, crayons, and other tools that promote artistic exploration and creativity; support imaginative play with photo cards and puppets; and encourage self-expression through movement and music.