INFANT AND TODDLER COURSES
The Chastain School at St. John ‘s Infant Program is designed to meet the individual needs of all babies in our care.
Our caregivers lovingly encourage each baby’s development without disrupting their regular daily schedule. In addition to nurturing, feeding, and providing the basic care needed during your infant’s day, our staff regularly works with each child in a variety of activities designed to stimulate his/her senses and to promote mental and physical development. Our infant rooms and outside areas allow all infants to safely explore the world around them while caregivers purposefully interact with them. Our parent-caregiver partnership allows for every aspect of early development of your baby, which in turn, helps children feel a deep sense of emotional security and confidence and provides a strong foundation for learning and personal growth.
We offer open enrollment in our Infant classes as long as we have space available. Our infant rooms are held to a maximum of eight children per class with an age range of only six months. Keeping children within six months of each other allows them to develop at similar rates and learn from each other.
The child to teacher ratio in our infant rooms is 4:1, which is lower than the state mandated 6:1 ratio, allowing more personalized attention, care and love for each child as well as a individualized learning experience. The Chastain School at St. John also limits the number of children per classroom therefore significantly increasing the intimacy of care and also reducing the potential for illness.