Our primary care providers work with individual families to create a routine that meets the needs of each individual child. Our staff members are trained to focus on their own cohort and learn the subtle cues each child uses to communicate his or her needs. In this way, each child feels respected and loved and as a result, is able to focus on growing and learning.
OUR CLASSROOMS & COHORTS
The Robin’s Nest has three learning spaces. The Nestling room is for small ones ages 6 weeks to 12 months old. The Meadowlark room is for our more independent explorers aged 12 months to 24 months. For little ones who are practicing their independence and their social skills (and their use of the potty), we offer the Bluebirds room for ages 24 months to 36 months. Each cohort has their own primary caregiver who spends the bulk of each day with them.
The entire center is a small and intimate space, accommodating a maximum of 21 children between the three classrooms. The classrooms often coordinate with each other and the staff and children may flow from one classroom to the next. We have three to five adults on staff each day, acting as guides and facilitators. These adults are encouraged to play alongside the children in addition to leading a small group discussion and providing daily care for each child.
Children will move from one cohort to the next at their own pace and the age-range for the cohorts is set as a guideline and not as a rule.
ROOM FOR FAMILY TIME
We encourage families to be involved with their child’s daycare time. We love when parents spend lunch with their children and we have an open-door policy when it comes to parents breastfeeding or bottle feeding their babies during a child’s time in care.
We have a dedicated room for napping for any child that needs a separate sleep area. The nap room offers several sleep options so that our children can have a sleep experience that most closely resembles their home environment.