The Infant Program
The Infant Program at Bethel University Child Development Center (CDC) is licensed to serve seven infants per day.
Our program is focused on giving infants the personal attention they need everyday to grow and develop.
Infants receive care from pre-kindergarten licensed teachers as well as college students who are preparing to become professional early childhood educators. This creates an opportunity for your child to be involved in many innovative and creative learning experiences, and to be guided by individuals who are knowledgeable in child growth and development.
Facilities and Schedule
We have an entire area of our facility dedicated to infants giving them the space and safety to grow and explore.
To maintain consistency for your child, we follow schedules set by the parents. Parent-teacher conferences are held every six months, which gives you time to meet with your child’s teacher to talk about your child’s development.
Read on to learn a little bit more about our space for infants and how we work your schedule into our daily activities.
Kitchen and Food
Children are fed according to the schedule their parents
have set with the teachers. We have two highchairs so we are able to
feed two children at a time. We provide bibs, bowls, eating utensils,
and sippy cups. You provide all bottles and food for your child.
Bathroom and Diapering
Teachers interact with children during the diapering
process providing a time for one on one interaction. Children are
diapered every two hours or as needed. You provide diapers and diaper
ointments, we provide the wipes.
Nap times are also set by the parents to keep your infant
on a consistent schedule. Music plays quietly in the nap room to help
soothe infants to sleep. It is recommended that the children use a
sleep sack instead of a blanket until their first birthday to reduce
the risk of SIDS.