Infant/Toddler Level

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WE ARE UNIQUE

Our Infant/Toddler Level is a full-time, full-day, early childhood learning center that embraces the Reggio Emilia philosophy.  How are we different than a traditional “daycare”? We provide care that meets the basic needs of a child. At our Infant/Toddler Learning Center we offer all of that and more. Our children engage in music, art, cooking, and dance, outside play, reading, and imaginative play every day. Twice a week our music teacher comes into the classroom to sing with the children and play guitar. Every day children have an opportunity to experience art through different age-appropriate materials using their fingers, brushes, sponges, items from nature, and more. We encourage children to get messy and explore all forms of materials at their own pace. We are a family environment where the infants and toddlers have the chance to learn from each other. It is our responsibility as caregivers to facilitate this learning and create opportunities for growth and development, not just physically, but also socially and emotionally.

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Our Infant-Toddler class is limited to a combined total of 16, never exceeding 9 infants. We have five teachers, and our caregiver-to-child ratio is 1:3.2.

Currently we have a wait list, but please do not let that deter you from signing up. We have open enrollment year round. The best time to contact us would be when you are aware that you are expecting. This will help start the conversation about when the best time to enroll would be or when the best time would be to put your child on the waitlist.

SCHEDULE A TOUR

The Infant/Toddler Level Leader, Sara Ebener, leads tours Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 6:00 pm, but she will work with each family individually to make other arrangements for a different time if necessary. Please contact Sara (sara.ebener@tbsmb.school).

HOURS OF OPERATION

7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday excluding major Jewish and federal holidays.

TESTIMONIALS

“My wife and I sent our first son to this program at 6 months old, and he remained until 20 months where he then transitioned to the preschool. We recently just enrolled our second son at 4 months old and plan to have him follow his brother’s footsteps. What my wife and I love about this childcare option is the fact that our children are socialized with other children and experience cultural activities DAILY. Our first son has thriving communications skills and his developmental abilities have truly been exercised and stimulated. The idea of having our children sit at home all day or go to a weekly activity group with a nanny wasn’t the right option for us. We wanted the educational experience to begin at the most critical time of development!”
– Eli & Teddy’s Daddy, Michael Eisenstadt (2017)

“Putting our 2 month old baby in infant care was hard emotionally at first. However, on the very first day we were greeted with such warm smiles, friendly teachers, and open arms that our fears melted away…and I will never forget that feeling. The infant-care classroom has created such a wonderful warm loving environment for our baby. They welcome us to visit all the time. Our baby is the youngest in the class, and it has been incredible for him to watch and learn from the others. We are so fortunate to have such an incredible program and be a part of it!”
– Ariel’s Mommy, Ilana Gilat (Infant Toddler program 2015-current)

“My son was in the infant toddler center since he was about 6 months old. The level of care and nurturing my son received as a baby was amazing. The love he felt each day going into the program warmed my heart. In the toddler room he was loved and supported in ways a toddler needed to be. Since being a part of this amazing program, my son is thriving on all areas of development and [we] could not thank the infant toddler family enough.”
– Ryder’s Mommy, Jennifer Levin (2015)

“The Infant Center at Temple Beth Sholom provided a safe and secure environment for my daughter. She looked forward to going each day. Her needs were always met to the fullest. The center provided a wonderful experience for our entire family.”
– Emma’s Mommy, Ashely Weissman (2015)

“An amazing program to enhance communication and socialization skills in infants and toddlers. Parent communication was superb! We were comforted knowing that our daughter was taken care of with such love.”
– Daniella’s Mommy, Amy Ostroff (2014)

“We are delighted that our children spent their first, formative years at TBS. As infants and toddlers, they could not have been more loved — or lovingly stimulated — than they were by the excellent staff. It will be a place we fondly remember and support for many years.”
– Jonas and Eden’s Daddy, John Couriel (2014)