Documentation is written daily concerning infants and toddlers recording liquids, solids, diapers, naps and any other comments that need to be made known to parents. All documentation is given to the parent. Obvious soiled diapers are changed promptly. Diapers are checked approximately every two hours. Infant and toddlers are on their own schedules.
A to Z Building Blocks believe that infant and toddler care is one of the most important parts of childcare. Infants and toddlers grow so quickly and need focus in all areas of development including physical, cognitive, and emotional development/social-emotional development.
A to Z Building Blocks infant and toddler room is set up in different areas which are active play, quiet corner, etc. Caregivers are down on the floor with our infants and toddlers all day taking care of their daily needs by talking to them, reading books, helping mobile infants and toddlers move around the room and giving non-mobile infants an opportunity to be in each of our areas in the room. All shoes are removed in our infant classroom so that infants can crawl on a floor that is kept in good condition away from dirt and particles that are usually on feet. Socks or booties are worn by the adults in the classroom.
Infants have their own crib and toddlers have their own mat, with bedding that is changed weekly, more if needed. All infant and toddler equipment and toys are sanitized daily, more often if needed.
A to Z Building Blocks participates in a voluntary state program called “Next Steps”. Next steps is a program set up through the state of Utah to encourage childcare facilities to provide the best infant and toddler care possible. Mentors from Next steps come to our facility,observe caregivers and give critiquing to help caregivers become the best that they can be. Caregivers set goals and accomplish them by following the guidelines that next steps have set.
A to Z Building Blocks encourage parents to be involved with their child’s daily care by becoming acquainted with the caregivers, dropping in during the day to visit their child and asking questions and giving suggestions.