Infant Room

Program For Babies 6 Weeks Through Approximately One Year

We encourage activities to enhance your baby's social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. We plan plenty of time for free movement around the room, interaction with toys and equipment, walks outdoors, and one-to-one interaction with your baby's special social partner--the primary caregiver.

Infant care at the Center is based on your baby's individual characteristics and needs. Care for babies is a distinct kind of care, not a scaled-down version of the care of older children. Each baby's daily activity is based on his or her evolving pattern of playing, eating and sleeping, which is tracked by their primary caregiver using the Portage Guide to Early Education Checklist.

The Infant Room can accommodate up to 12 babies, and will always maintain adequate staff to ensure a ratio of one teacher for every three children.