Infant Program

Happy baby playing with toy blocks in the kindergarten.

Welcome to Our Infant Program

We would love to welcome your family to Cherry Lane! Below is some helpful information regarding our infant program.

Our School

Cherry Lane’s curriculum is experienced by children in our teacher-facilitated /child-directed environment.

Classrooms are made up of developmentally appropriate learning centers (in Art, Science, Library, Music, Sensory, Construction, Dramatic Play, Math, Language, & More!)  This structure allows children to work independently in small groups, with a rich variety of carefully arranged materials that stimulate the imagination and promote learning through play and exploration.  Our staff evaluates each child’s development within this format. Evaluations will be provided each January and June.

Our highly qualified staff is committed to working in partnership with each family to enrich the lives of children and encourage them to realize their full potential. Cherry Lane takes great pride in our staff retention. Many of our employees have been with us for over 15 years. Staff members maintain yearly training in updated health & developmentally appropriate practices, CPR & First Aid, Mandated Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect etc.

Our Infant Classroom

DAILY SUNSHINE REPORTS

These reports are provided daily, at pick up time & will give a brief overview of your infant’s day.

OUTDOOR PLAY

We make every effort to participate in daily outdoor play (weather permitting). We recommend that infants always wear footwear & hats, sweaters or any other seasonally appropriate items are provided daily as needed.

NAP TIME

Cherry Lane provides individual, appropriately fitted crib sheets that are routinely laundered at the center. Sleep blankets are not permitted. To nurture healthy sleep habits, infants are put to sleep on their backs, in cribs only. If they should happen to fall asleep in a bouncy seat, swing, etc. they will gently be placed in the crib.

Our Philosophy

Cherry Lane Child Care & Learning Center is dedicated to providing a clean, safe, nurturing environment.  We combine personal attention and professional childcare with distinct opportunities to encourage social, intellectual, physical and emotional growth. We recognize that each child is unique, therefore opportunities for growth and learning are developmentally appropriate, and based on the interests and needs of the individual child.