Infant & Toddler
Where education, care, and play unite.
The gold standard in early childhood education.
Our infant and toddler program provides a safe and nurturing environment that will allow your child to develop and grow socially and academically. We offer a variety of activities that includes a sign language curriculum called Baby Signs and nationally recognized Creative Curriculum.
Through these immersive curriculums we help our children develop cognitively, mentally, socially and holistically. We work on building linguistic skills through stories, music, conversations, and small group interactions.
Early Intervention Services
All children are screened using Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) to ensure that they are developing at the rate as their same age peers. These screenings allow us to determine if the child needs further evaluations. If needed, we refer students to Early Intervention and work with different therapists so that children could receive services on site.
We provide free diapers, wipes and four different formulas for children to use while at the center.
We utilize the Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers to offer a nurturing, safe, child-centered environment in which the child leads based upon their natural curiosity. The Baby Signs curriculum is used in our Infant rooms to enable children to communicate with their peers and teachers. When the children turn two we introduce them to a play based curriculum called Engage NY for Math to introduce them to spatial concepts, geometric shapes, number concepts and fun finger plays. Through our Social Justice Curriculum we provide children with opportunities to see not only themselves, but also other people, cultures, perspectives and ideas.
To enhance our program, we often bring in puppet shows, petting zoos and other activities to ensure that our infants and toddlers are exposed to an array of resources that enhance brain development.
14 years have passed since my story with ITAV began. I am so grateful to the ITAV family for allowing my three daughters and me to be part of their great family. There have been great moments and memories that will always remain in my mind. Thank you ITAV for your support and commitment.
My toddler’s face lights up with excitement every time we are approaching his school. It gives me a great sense of comfort knowing that he is in great hands while I am away from him.
ITAV’s teachers are truly a third parent in raising our kids and an essential part of our family! We not only lean on them for childcare, we turn to them for emotional support as parents, laughs after a stressful day at work, and honest feedback about what our kids need that we might be missing.
After receiving my Childhood Development Associate credential through the Early Childhood Workforce program at ITAV, I realized how much I love learning about children and think I want to pursue getting my Masters in Child Development.
ITAV Parent and Family Support Staff Representative
Clinical Psychologist, CPS Teacher
ITAV Early Childhood Workforce Program Graduate
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