The Nido

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Our infant room (ranging in age from 6 weeks to 16 months) is comforting, warm and inviting with care taken to provide nurturing, calm stimulation to enhance the development of the young child.

The word ‘Nido” comes from the Italian word meaning ‘nest’ and conveys the spirit of the infant room. Our infant room is comforting, warm and inviting with care taken to provide nurturing, calm stimulation to enhance the development of the young child. The classroom focuses on two basic needs of the infant:

  • A safe bonded relationship between adult and child which conveys the message of unconditional love and acceptance.

  • The development of the child’s growing sense of self and independence.

 

The simplicity and aesthetic order of our Nido environment supports safe discovery of the world as the child sensorially explores the environment. These spaces are then thoroughly enhanced by the tender care and developmental support offered by our staff.

Trust is a basic need that must be nurtured in the young child. Our trained staff care for and respectfully respond to the needs of each infant and in so doing encourage the development of that trust and convey a message of unconditional love and acceptance. As the child develops, this trust will serve to foster risk-taking and learning.

 

The Program:

  • The Nido classroom has a capacity of 8 children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 16 months.

  • The adult to child ratio is 1:4.

  • The Nido program strives to foster independence, physical development, and language development for the infants.

  • The Nido classroom refrains from the use of pacifiers in order to teach the children how to self-soothe.

  • Sign language is used in the Nido room in order to help the young child communicate effectively.

  • The Nido has a quiet sleeping area with individual cribs.

 

Our Nido room fills quickly, if you are interested in our infant program, please submit a request to schedule a tour. Most families sign up six to eight months before child is born.

Daily Schedule

 

 

6:30AM - 8:00AM

 

8:00AM - 9:00AM

 

 

9:00AM - 10:30AM

 

10:30AM - 11:00AM

11:00AM - Noon

Noon -1:00PM

1:00PM - 3:30PM

3:30PM - 6:00PM

Drop Offs / Breakfast

Bottles / Diapers / Free Play

“Quiet Time”

Nap

Older infants: Snack / Art / Books / Blocks / Puzzles 

Diapers/Outside Time(If possible)

Lunch Time

Free Play / Books / Dancing / Puzzles

*Diapers

*Bottles

All Nap Time

Diapers / Bottles / Free Play / Pick-ups

*Snack Time for Older Infants

*All infants are different so this schedule may not be exactly the same for each infant.

Call Us: 763-780-5111 /   Btoknowledge@gmail.com   /  11337 Flintwood Street NW Coon Rapids, MN 55448