Tompkins Hall Infants & Toddlers Room
A Typical Day
Children arrive with their parents, who help them get comfortable with the transition to school. Teachers then help them to say good-bye. Guided by written information submitted by each family, teachers follow individual schedules for feeding and napping.
- Play Times: Children engage in play, story reading, and exploration of the room. Throughout the day, children are placed down for their naps at appropriate times. The group shares a mid-morning snack time. As children grow into routines, more group experiences are initiated by the teachers: group music time, story times, snack times, lunch times.
- Eating: Parents provide bottles and food for daily snacks and lunch. Teachers follow schedules designated by parents. Parents are welcome to come to breastfeed.
- Outdoor Time: Children play outdoors daily, weather permitting. Outdoor time will include wagon and/or stroller walks to local outdoor spaces: Barnard’s campus, grassy areas, neighborhood walks. As the children mature, some will be age-appropriate for our roof playground.
- Applications will be accepted for children using a 3:30 or 5:30 day.
Three months to 19 months
You may register for either a 3:30 or a 5:30 pickup time for your child on Monday through Thursday. All children are dismissed at 12:30 on Friday.
|Monday – Thursday||Friday|
|8:30 – 3:30||8:30 – 12:30|
|8:30 – 5:30|
Developmental Areas of Infant / Baby Growth Addressed
- Large Motor: how children use their bodies in space and negotiate their environment
- Fine Motor: eye/hand coordination, dexterity
- Language Development: receptive and expressive, auditory skills
- Imaginative Play: pretend play, problem-solving, integration of information, processing of information
- Social Development: joint attention, mimicking, parallel play