Infants 6 weeks – 12 months
Your baby will get the kind of face time and one-on-one interaction necessary for emotional development. Both during personal care activities such as feeding times, diaper changes, and getting dressed, and during play time at their level, our experienced childcare staff is hands on.
We also use “Life Cubby,” an interactive communication tool, to give you real time updates and a daily report of your infant’s eating and sleeping habits as well as diaper changes. And parents can stay connected even further. Each parent can check in on their child any time over a secure network via our live HD webcams.
Unlike many infant care programs that have prescribed nap times, the Summit Kids Hatchling program allows our infants to rest when their bodies decide they need to nap. Using your input as parents, we structure your baby’s schedule around their physical needs and daily care rituals, and incorporate music activities and plenty of free play with our large collection of age-appropriate infant toys.
To learn more about our Infant Care program or any of our other programs, call (561) 432-3577 or contact us online. We’d love to welcome your little one to the Summit Kids Academy family!
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