Infant Program Curriculum Goals

(Infants have their own Curriculum!)

Language

  • Babbles and imitates sounds
  • Uses gestures, sounds, or facial expressions to communicate needs
  • Points to certain toy on shelf
  • Looks in direction of voices
  • Develops interest in books

Mathematics

  • Focuses, plays, or interacts with one object at a time
  • Shows interest in counting

Science

  • Explores textures
  • Notices people, things, and their features
  • Explores sensory activities
  • Tries out behaviors to cause things to happen

Sensory

  • Edible Play Sand
  • Edible Finger Paint
  • Water Play

Dramatic Play

  • Shows pleasure when given a new toy
  • Explores toys with hands and mouth
  • Smiles when teacher makes a sound
  • Copies gestures and sounds
  • Uses objects to pretend

Social/Emotional Development

  • Responds to voices and looks at faces
  • Maintains contact with familiar people
  • Makes eye contact
  • Feels anticipation of the teacher playing familiar games

Gross Motor Development

  • Balances self in sitting position while being supported by teacher
  • Rolls from stomach to back or back to stomach
  • Independent upright sitting
  • Crawling on hands and knees
  • Standing on stable surface and walking along furniture
  • Independent walking

Please keep in mind that each infant and child will develop and grow at his/her own pace both physically and developmentally. We are excited to see what they do each and every day!


“As your baby progresses from one milestone to the next, remember that he doesn't really leave any of them behind. In order to grow and develop to his full potential he must continually build on and strengthen all of the steps that have gone before.”

“For infants and toddlers learning and living are the same thing. If they feel secure, treasured, loved, their own energy and curiosity will bring them new understanding and new skills.”

“Babies need social interactions with loving adults who talk with them, listen to their babblings, name objects for them, and give them opportunities to explore their worlds.”