• Rolling, crawling and pulling themselves up to explore their environment, which demonstrate executive function skills;
• Beginning to pay attention to people and things by watching, listening and responding to them;
• Using their senses to investigate the world around them;
• Repeatedly performing an action and attempting to achieve the same outcome demonstrate persistence, which is a hallmark of critical-thinking skills.
• Developing communication skills by reacting to, recognizing and responding to verbal language;
• Making simple vocal sounds and movements to express themselves;
• Vocalizing, babbling and forming consonant and vowel combinations;
• Using fine motor skills and hand movements to hold and manipulate objects intentionally.
• Calming and comforting themselves when supported by a parent or caregiver, which demonstrate the development of social-emotional intelligence;
• Responding to and engaging in caretaking routines with a familiar adult;
• Forming and maintaining a secure attachment to a parent or caregiver;
• Attempting new and varied movements in the first steps classroom, including walking across the room, walking backward and marching.
Our infant program guides your baby’s early experiences toward a lifelong love of learning.