Child Care and Curriculum for Babies
Our World at Their Fingertips curriculum creates a developmentally appropriate learning environment that encourages infants in our care to become confident, successful, lifelong learners.
Literacy Curriculum Language Works Encouraging the development of language skills in babies. Math Curriculum Math Counts Nurturing an infant's awareness of early math concepts. Science Curriculum Science Rocks Promoting a baby's spirit of inquiry and curiosity.
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Language Works

From their very first cries, coos, and babbles, infants learn to use language to connect with their world, to develop relationships, and to get what they need. Our infant teachers encourage these skills through everyday experiences such as:

  • Singing lullabies and songs
  • Naming objects
  • Engaging in daily conversations
  • Exploring picture books
  • Playing rhyming and word games
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Math Counts

Although it might seem surprising, mathematical concepts are indeed a part of an infant's early learning - from staring at the geometric shapes of a toy to exploring the space around her.  Our math curriculum provides appropriate materials and activities that promote the development of early mathematical understanding. Some of the things your baby will have the opportunity to learn include:

  • Recognizing words that describe positions such as "up" or "under"
  • Becoming aware of space and variations in it
  • Understanding quantity concepts like "more"
  • Repeating an action to make the same thing happen again
  • Making choices from a group of items
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Science Rocks

Science to infants is not found in elaborate experiments, but rather in real world and everyday moments as they move through their environment, manipulate objects, and explore with all their senses. Our infant teachers help curious babies begin the process of discovery by:

  • Providing a sensory-rich environment that encourages exploration in a safe way
  • Experimenting with volume by filling and dumping buckets filled with toys
  • Using safe toys and materials with varied textures, smells, tastes and sounds
  • Playing peek-a-boo
  • Exploring nature in safe, outdoor environments
Child Art Projects ArtSmart Fostering creativity and developing an appreciation of the arts. Social Responsibility for Kids Our World Encouraging exploration of the world and awareness of self and others. Kid's Nutrition Well Aware Building a foundation for lifelong healthy habits, good nutrition, and fitness.
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ArtSmart

Exposure to the arts ensures babies are immersed in rich and diverse experiences that capture their interest, nurture their development, and excite their senses. At Bright Horizons, our infant teachers guide children to explore their creative side and to appreciate the beauty of the art world by:

  • Painting with large brushes, sponges, and fingers
  • Using rattles and musical instruments
  • Dancing and moving to varied beats, music, and tempos
  • Playing with puppets and dolls
  • Reading vivid picture books
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Our World

Although they are our youngest citizens, infants can begin to understand the basic concepts that provide a foundation for becoming a happy, contributing member of society. Our infant teachers encourage a baby's exploration of the world around us by:

  • Looking at family albums made by parents and teachers
  • Setting up safe spaces that encourage play near peers
  • Showing affection and compassion every day
  • Engaging in imaginative, caring play such as rocking a doll
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Well Aware

Our Well Aware curriculum focuses on health and safety, and fosters a positive attitude about wellness. Babies are exposed to healthy habits and routines to help them build a foundation for lifelong health. Your baby will have the opportunity to:

  • Enjoy physical activities both indoors and outdoors, in very safe environments designed specifically for infants
  • Identify and communicate his/her hunger needs
  • Become receptive to a variety of flavors and textures when he/she is ready for solid foods
  • Participate in routine health care when he/she is diapered and assisted with hand washing