Our first set of classrooms are named the Joeys rooms. Joeys are the adorable baby kangaroos that hang out in their mother’s pouch. We take a similar approach with our infants; loving and meeting their individual needs.
We have two separate rooms each with a capacity of 8 infants. With two caregivers, the ratio ends up being 4:1. Each room is separated not by age but by milestone. The first room enrolls 6 week old infants to crawling. This allows our newest members of our CSLC family to be down in bouncy seats, laying on the mats with toys, practicing tummy time and they won’t be crawled on, sat on, or poked by a curious crawler. In the second room our crawlers have more freedom to be mobile and explore their surroundings and begin to interact with their peers more.
As you take a look around the room, you’ll see that we have cubbies, labelled with first and last name, for any extra personal items we should have for your baby (extra clothes, diapers, wipes, etc.). You’ll see our diaper changing station with cubbies above that store a couple day supply of diapers, wipes, creams, etc. All items must be labelled with first and last name. We then fill the cubbies with your labelled items in our labelled cubby creating a check and balance system ensuring each child receives only their own products. You’ll see inside the cubbies a document that outlines your infants current feeding schedule and any special instructions we may need.
The refrigerator is in the corner and we store your child’s lunch box with pre-made bottles there until we need to serve to your child. We have access to bottle warmers to be able to take the chill off the breast milk or formula.
The rest of the room has multiple items available for us to you to help your child learn and grow. We keep them close and cuddle them as much as possible hence the classroom name of Joey.
You’ll see in our second Joeys classroom that we have kept the cubbies for diaper bags and extra items outside of the classroom. Our mobile little ones love to explore so to keep them safe from items in diaper bags we keep the items outside the classroom. As we go inside the room you’ll notice a mirror image of the first room. The only difference is the ability of the infants and the age range of toys.
Our Joeys classrooms have 5 exceptional women running these two classes. I hope you’ll come by to meet them in person.