Infants are learning all of the time. Cornerstone surround your child in a caring, responsive and interesting environment. This context provides the emotional foundation in which all other learning occurs. You and your child will be assigned a primary caregiver to ensure that your baby receives individual attention. The primary caregiver will play a very special role and will be responsible for one-to-one care, play, and nurturing communication.
Young children learn best by “doing”. The environment provides many opportunities for your child to play with objects by pushing, pulling, twisting, tasting, stacking, etc. Our “child-centered” approach will incorporate activities that come from the interests, needs and developmental level of each child. In our infant rooms and outdoor areas, you will find mirrors and rugs, treasure baskets filled with soft fabric or natural materials, sensory tables, and lots of great books to hold (and chew on!). There are toys for pretend play; safe equipment and outdoor places to safely explore; and lots of cuddly laps and open arms to provide young babies with the security and confidence they need to spread their wings. To make sure the care we provide is just right for you and your baby, a personal care plan includes a schedule, nutritional guidelines, and any other requirements specific to your child. The plan will reflect your child’s unique characteristics and your own beliefs, values, and culture. Regular phone calls, conferences, and e-mails are all part of this important partnership.