Lake Shore Schools understands how delicate the first stages of life are. Our staff is there to give highly responsive care to your child. In the early stages of life it is important for your child to build relationships and trust. Our program provides a warm and positive environment where your child will be loved and cared for by highly trained teachers. The teachers at Lake Shore Schools are there for your child and also for the parent. We work to keep constant communication and an open classroom environment. Parents and family members are encouraged to be part of our program. In all, the teachers work to stimulate your baby’s cognitive, emotional and physical development through movement, exploration and one-on-one nurturing.
Your Baby’s Day
The infant classrooms are designed to create a safe, intimate space for your child. The rooms are intended to stimulate your baby’s learning along with providing the nurturing care your child needs. Throughout the day your child will be engaged through:
Infants are just beginning to explore the world. Using their senses and bodies is their way of doing this. In each classroom we provide a movement area. This area allows your baby to move in a safe and soft environment. The area helps promote gross and fine motor skills in your infant. Items you will find in this area include soft climbers, mats, ball, and push and pull toys, instruments, bean bags and baskets.
Babies are explorers! Any object is new and exciting to your baby. They explore by using their hands, eyes, ears and even their mouths. In our exploration area children are provided with materials that allow the baby to learn how to manipulate objects. In the exploration area, your baby will play with soft blocks, big cars and trucks, knobbed puzzles, nesting cubes and more.
Exploring the word can be an exhausting feet. For your child we provide a relaxation area. This area is designed to relax and calm your child, while the teachers give nurturing support to your child. Our relaxation area is filled with soft animals, pillows, soft toys and cuddly objects.
Throughout the day the teachers keep a log for the students. At the end of the day you will be provided with a record of your child’s feeding, sleeping, diapering and learning activities. The log is to provide constant communication and support between the teachers and parents.