Welcome to Ms.Sandra’s Class

Infants explore and learn through all their senses even before they can crawl.

7:00 to 9:30am
Arrival, Diaper Check/Change, Wash Hands, Breakfast, Social & Emotional Skills, Music/Movement/Sensory
9:30 to 11:00am
Diaper Check/Change, Outdoor/Indoor Gross Motor Play, Nature, Wash Hands
11:00 to 2:30pm
Diaper Check/Change, Lunch, Clean Up, Rest Time, Wash Hands, Cuddles & Communication, Language, Literacy
2:30 to 5:00pm
Diaper Check/Change, Wash Hands, Snack, Outdoor/Indoor Gross Motor Play, Fine Motor Skills
5:00 to 6:00pm
Diaper Check/Change, Wash Hands, Free Play, Departure


During the first year of life, your baby will grow and develop at an amazing speed. Her weight will double by 5 to 6 months, and triple by her first birthday. And she is constantly learning. Major achievements—called developmental milestones—include rolling over, sitting up, standing and possibly walking. And your heart will likely melt at the sound of her first “mama” or “dada.”

By the end of their first month, most babies:

    • Make jerky, quivering arm movements
    • Bring hands near face
    • Keep hands in tight fists
    • Move head from side to side while lying on stomach
    • Focus on objects 8 to 12 inches away
    • Prefer human faces over other shapes
    • Prefer black-and-white or high-contrast patterns
    • Hear very well
    • Recognize some sounds, including parents’ voices

By the end of their first month, most babies:

    • Raise head and chest when lying on stomach
    • Support upper body with arms when lying on stomach
    • Stretch legs out and kick when lying on stomach or back
    • Push down on legs when feet are placed on a firm surface
    • Open and shut hands
    • Bring hands to mouth
    • Grab and shake hand toys
    • Follow moving object with eyes
    • Watch faces closely
    • Recognize familiar objects and people at a distance
    • Start using hands and eyes in coordination
    • Begin to babble and to imitate some sounds
    • Smile at the sound of parents’ voices
    • Enjoy playing with other people
    • May cry when playing stops

By the end of their seventh month, most babies:

    • Roll over both ways (stomach to back and back to stomach)
    • Sit up
    • Reach for object with hand
    • Transfer objects from one hand to the other
    • Support whole weight on legs when held upright
    • Develop full-color vision and mature distance vision
    • Use voice to express joy and displeasure
    • Respond to own name
    • Babble chains of consonants (ba-ba-ba-ba)
    • Distinguish emotions by tone of voice
    • Explore objects with hands and mouth
    • Struggle to get objects that are out of reach
    • Enjoy playing peek-a-boo
    • Show an interest in mirror images

By their first birthday, most babies:

    • Sit without assistance
    • Get into hands-and-knees position
    • Crawl
    • Pull self-up to stand
    • Walk holding onto furniture, and possibly a few steps without support
    • Use pincer grasp (thumb and forefinger)
    • Say “dada” and “mama”
    • Use exclamations, such as “oh-oh!”
    • Try to imitate words
    • Respond to “no” and simple verbal requests
    • Use simple gestures, such as shaking head “no” and waving bye-bye
    • Explore objects in many ways (shaking, banging, throwing, dropping)
    • Begin to use objects correctly (drinking from cup, brushing hair)
    • Find hidden objects easily
    • Look at correct picture when an image is named