Research has shown that your baby’s first years are critical to success in school and in life. In Prime Time’s Small World we care for babies as young as six weeks of age in a nurturing, safe and creative world that babies need. Our infant room accommodates six babies. This is a small number but it allows us to ensure baby is given the special care they need at their tender age—they are held, fed, changed and played with throughout their day just as their parents would do. A caregiver is assigned to care for the babies, monitoring what they eat, drink, noting their bowel movements and developmental milestones accomplished throughout their busy day.
Our program for them offers a multitude of age-appropriate learning awareness activities, such as singing, dancing, reading, art, indoor and outdoor play, as well as time and opportunity for physical and social development. Our caregivers are extremely sensitive to and have special empathy with parents who entrust their tiny infant to someone else to care for, especially if that someone is not family. Many of us have had that same frustrating and frightening experience and, because of this, know the fears and uncertainties a parent faces. Because of this, we go above and beyond to put parents’ minds at ease, including but not limited to, encouraging drop in, unannounced visits and, if needed, phone calls. This is true not only for our “Small World” infants but for every child in our care. Moreover, at Prime Time, we consider ourselves to be a family and every child an important part of that family. They have become a part of our lives forever and we, theirs.