The infant’s day is governed by parent preferences regarding feeding and sleeping schedules, as well as by the child’s own individual patterns. NPS supports nursing mothers and tries to provide a comfortable place for feeding. When the babies are awake, they are held, talked to and played with, taken on walks, and allowed to watch older children. The staff is also trained to recognize the basic care routines of diapering and feeding as prime interactive time for infants. As they grow and change, children are encouraged to explore appropriate toys, books, and other materials.
Our teachers are experienced and, in each of our three programs, at least one holds a degree in early childhood education. In the infant and toddler program, our ratio is one teacher for every three children.