Daily Bible Verse

1 John 5:12
“Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

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Creepers
Older Infants (6-12 months)

Ratio is 8:2

Our older infant classroom is designed to provide a home-like atmosphere, in which your baby can grow.

Older infants will have a blast discovering the world around them at Oak Ridge Weekday School.  All of the senses will be awakened as they play in the classroom, on the playground and explore the world on daily baby buggy rides around the campus.

  • As a ministry of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church the Christian beliefs are an essential component in the care that we provide. Beginning with our littlest lambs, we believe in teaching Christ’s love. Our older infant classroom staff reads Bible stories to the babies, talks about God’s beautiful creation in all that they see, and says the blessing with them before meals daily.
  • We maintain a low teacher-child ratio, so that your baby received the utmost personal attention.
  • Our staff forms bonding relationships with our older infants to foster a sense of security and trust. They provide lots of cuddly laps, open arms, and special moments through singing, talking, reading, and have lots of hugs, smiles and kisses for each child.
  • Older infants are transitioned from cribs to cots and from high-chairs to child-sized table and chairs to prepare them for the transition into the toddler room.
  • Our classrooms are set up to promote growth and development. We have a soft, safe place to roll over and pull up, to creep and crawl, and to step out. In our older infant room, you will find treasure baskets filled with soft fabric or natural materials, sensory toys, and lots of great books to hold (and chew on!). There are musical instruments, toys for pretend play and push toys to encourage babies to take their first steps. Our playground provides many safe activities and pieces of equipment to help develop gross motor skills.

You will also receive a Daily Report about your baby’s personal care

Open communication is the key to helping your family stay informed while your baby is in our care. Our daily report includes:

  • Your baby’s eating, sleeping, and diaper-changing schedule
  • Special moments reported by your baby’s teachers throughout the day
  • Any notes from the teacher

 

We also keep documented assessments on your child’s development. We develop monthly lesson plans to introduce new activities and learning experiences. The lesson plan is posted in the classroom.

 
Basic Classroom Information
We read to our children throughout the day. We also include Bible stories to help familiarize them with God's word. We sing several songs a day and the children love to listen and babble along. We do say a simple blessing before meals. We introduce to each child the sign language for the following words and phrases: please, thank you, and more. The children will do artwork like finger-painting and scribbling.  Outdoor time will be included in our day as weather permits.  Please bring shoes for your child for our outdoor time.

Please label all bottles and lids with your child's name and the date.  Any other foods belonging to your child should also be labeled.  Please be sure to fill out a daily sheet each morning.  Also, remember to sign in and out daily--the form is located in the front of our daily notebook.  All sunscreen and creams must be placed in a plastic ziploc bag labeled with your child's name, the product name, and its expiration date.  Please ask for a form for these.  Each child needs a collage of her/his family to display in our classroom. Because wall space is limited, please use a 11x14 sheet of paper, or smaller.

Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.  Let's work together for a great year.