At Kinder Kastle, our Infants are treated as ROYALTY! Each child’s needs are met on demand by one of our loving caregivers who provide each Infant with specialized attention. Our Infant room caters to each child’s schedule and works with each family individually. We have an open door policy and welcome all parents’ to visit their Infants at any time. This will allow parents to see first-hand the special care and attention their child receives daily. Our “Bright Baby” program is created to focus on each child’s abilities and needs, allowing our caregivers to plan activities accordingly.
Health & Safety
Each classroom is kept neat and tidy, keeping up with state regulations and the center’s standards. All toys are sanitized throughout the day to provide your child with a neat and clean learning environment. Our classrooms are also equipped with a kitchenette area with a sink, microwave, crockpot and refrigerator. All of our classrooms are self-contained, with a separate eating location and a private changing area to ensure that your child will be supervised at all times. Each child has a personalized crib where they can be comfortable while resting or napping.
Our state-of-the-art security system will keep your child safe at all times. All of the main doors are controlled by up-to-date- electronic equipment restricting access by unique combination codes issued only to parents and authorized personnel.
Our Infant program is designed to have your child feel safe and stimulated. Since Infants are very curious and inquisitive, our caregivers prepare lessons and activities like singing songs and playing while exploring the world around them. Each child has their own personalized crib where they can feel comfortable taking a nap!
Communication between parents and caregivers is of upmost importance at this age. Through our new application KinderLink, parents will be able to communicate with their child’s caregivers and administration with the click of a button. Every morning before drop-off, each parent will fill out a section of their child’s daily report letting our caregivers know any special instructions for the day and their child’s last feeding and diaper change. The remainder of the report will be filled out by caregivers, and then sent to your email at the end of each day.
Before an Infant is able to speak using words, they communicate with their caregivers through cries, facial expressions and body language. Our caregivers engage the infants with various verbal activities such as singing songs and rhymes as well as reading books to them and practicing simple repetitive words and phrases to try and build up their communication skills.
Fine/Gross Motor Skills
It is imperative to an Infants growth to establish fine motor skills from birth. Our teachers use various techniques to develop the movement of the small muscles in their tiny hands. We encourage our Infants to grasp small age appropriate sensory toys and eventually hold their own bottles and pick up finger foods. As your Infant develops, it is also important that they acquire gross motor skills to control their movements. Infants develop the growth of their large muscles by observing with their hands and becoming mobile. Our teachers encourage “tummy time”, music and movement and practicing sitting up.
Infants begin to develop cognitive skills from birth. They soak in knowledge from their surroundings, experiences and interactions with others. Infants begin to recognize simple things such as the sound of their mother’s voice, or the beginning of their favorite nursery rhyme. They begin to babble to the sounds of songs, explore different types of textures and also explore with their hands and mouths. Our caregivers will read to the infants, play simple games such as Peek a Boo and blowing bubbles to stimulate their minds as they grow.
Have Questions? We’ve Got Answers!
Q: Do you provide diapers?
We ask that all parents and caregivers provide diapers, wipes and any creams or ointments necessary. Our classrooms provide enough storage to stock up on supplies, however our teachers will inform you when it is time to bring in more.
Q: Do you provide formula?
No, we ask that all parents and caregivers provide the necessary formula and/or breast milk for their Infant. Our caregivers will prepare bottles daily according to your child’s needs, however we ask that all bottles be brought home and washed daily.
Q: What else should I provide?
-A fitted sheet for your Infants crib as well as a sleep sack.
-Bottles- These must be taken home each night to be washed.
-Formula, breast milk, and any other snacks.
-At least 2 extra changes of clothes to be kept in their cubby.
-Bibs and pacifiers.
Q: What will my Infants daily schedule look like?
Our Infant program is designed around each child individually. We ask that all parents on their first day of school fill out basic information pertaining to their routines at home, so that our caregivers are able to attend to their needs and provide individualized care.
Aside from their daily routine, infants will participate in tummy time, gross and fine motor activities, story and music time, art projects, buggy rides on the playground and many more age appropriate activities.
Q: Are the activities developmentally appropriate?
Yes. All of the activities that Infants participate in through out the day are designed around the major developmental domains; Social, Emotional, Cognitive, Language and Physical.
Q: What if my child becomes ill?
If your Infant begins to show signs or symptoms of becoming ill in accordance with our sick policy, we will contact you or a designated emergency contact from your list.
Q: What are your teacher qualifications?
All Kinder Kastle Staff are required to meet and/or exceed New Jersey state standards for childcare providers. We provide our staff with on going training’s and up to date CPR training and certification. All staff members have been background checked and finger printed though local agencies prior to employment.
Q: Will I receive a daily report at the end of the day?
Yes. We invite all parents to download our app KinderLink, which will provide you with daily reports, pictures/videos, important updates and messages, as well as lunch menus, lesson plans, daily schedules and a timeline of your child’s events that are prepared for the day.
Q: Can I drop in/call to check up on my child?
Kinder Kastle happily endorses an Open-door policy and encourages parents of children all ages to visit at any time throughout their child’s day. We also have access to viewing monitors in our office which parents are more than welcome to watch their child from.
My favorite part of Kinder Kastle is that every staff member knows my child's name. Kinder Kastle is truly a community, where the teachers and staff work together to provide a nurturing environment for all the children.
The teachers and staff are always so attentive to my child's needs!
My favorite part of Kinder Kastle is the people: the staff, the owners, the parents! I love the environment they've created--so warm and welcoming!
The teachers and staff are kind and friendly. Each student is greeted by teachers and staff upon entering and exiting. This builds the children's confidence and acknowledges the kids' importance.
The teachers and staff at Kinder Kastle are kind and provide so many learning opportunities for children.
The school is safe and secure and most importantly, my daughter loves it!"
The teachers and staff are always so attentive to my child's needs!