We realize that since the birth of your baby one of the most difficult decisions you have had to make was whether or not you would entrust the care of your child to others. We are honored each time parents choose an Avalon Childcare Center but we know why they do. Their reasoning is based on the fact that we hold babies, sing to them, have conversations with them while we change their diapers, yes conversations – we talk, they laugh and smile and respond to the happiness of this interaction.
Another reason is because the nursery is kept impeccably clean. We wash our hands before and after feedings and we wear gloves when changing diapers and preparing food. Each child has their own specific crib and parents supply fresh linens weekly; that way the child is used to your detergent and your linens.
We know that what all parents want is to have a child care facility that looks after their baby the same way they would. Avalon has been doing that since 1997.
The Infant One Program
FROM 2 MONTHS TO ONE YEAR
There are so many milestones in the first year of a baby’s life. From the first time they hold their head up to the day they hold their own bottle we get as excited about their progress as you do.
To help in their development we incorporate programs such as:
TUMMY TIME FUN – The cornerstone of the Tummy Time program is the play mat. Designed with bright colors it is a soft resilient, non-toxic surface, the play mat is where the smallest of babies are given a chance to lie (supervised) on their stomachs. It has been found that resting a baby on it tummy has a soothing effect on involuntary regulatory systems such as breathing, temperature regulation and digestion. The play mats’ design also helps the development of upper body strength in the neck and shoulders.
NAPS – With physical and mental development at its highest during early childhood, naps provide the much needed downtime for growth and rejuvenation.
MUSIC – Numerous studies conclude that playing music to babies in their early years helps build the neural bridges where thoughts and information travel. Research suggests it can stimulate the brain, creating a feeling of calm.