Learning begins the moment your baby is born.

Offering care for infants as young as 6 weeks old, St. Ann Center doesn’t want to waste a minute helping your little ones get acquainted with the fascinating world around them, while encouraging their growth and development.

Siblings Kiss

Helping your baby reach all of his or her first steps:

  • PHYSICAL Natural reflex movements of hands and limbs; sitting, crawling, standing and beginning to walk (6 months to 1 year)
  • THINKING SKILLS Moving eyes to and fro, using hands and mouth to explore objects
  • LANGUAGE Crying to inform, listening to sounds, beginning to say words like “mama” and “dada”
  • SOCIAL Cuddling, interacting with other children, sharing toys through play
  • EMOTIONAL Expressing emotions through laughing, smiling, crying and clapping

Intergenerational activities include:

  • MUSIC Singing and clapping with adult friends from the Wellness Unit
  • ROCKABY ALERTS You won’t find any crybabies at St. Ann Center. When teachers need a few extra pairs of loving arms to comfort crying little ones, a Rockaby Alert is issued over the building’s intercom. That’s the cue for available adults and staff to drop what they’re doing and race to the infant care rooms for a chance to hold and rock the babies.

Just for fun:Three Babies in Crib

  • Sensory table
  • Fingerpainting
  • Sensory peek-a-boo
  • Story time, reading books

Supplies parents need to provide:

  • Diapers, wipes/ointment
  • Swaddler (if baby uses one)
  • Change of clothes (one minimum)
  • Towels
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Body wash/body lotion