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Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP)

Infant Care

We offer the highest quality of care to our youngest members in the Syracuse area. To maintain a developmentally appropriate environment for our infants, they are separated into two age groups: Infant I and Infant II. Infants who are 6 weeks to 12 months old at time of enrollment are placed in the Infant I classroom. Infants who are 12 months to 24 months at the time of enrollment are placed in the Infant II classroom.

The ECDP provides a responsive environment that supports and encourages exploration through a variety of classroom routines and experiences. Infant caregivers focus on daily routines such as hellos and goodbyes, diapering and toileting, feeding, dressing and soothing to sleep as part of the curriculum. These one-on-one routines help to build positive relationships between infant and caregiver, promoting trust and allowing infants to feel secure in their environment.

Once infants have developed a trusting relationship with their caregivers they will start to gain new skills and participate more actively in daily routines. The teachers are then able to provide intentional indoor and outdoor experiences that allow children to learn while imitating and pretending, connecting with music and movement, exploring with sand and water and creating with art.