Babies who go to a high-quality infant care program begin social interaction at this early age as well as develop self-awareness. This helps set the foundation for them to thrive as growing children and adults. However, not all infant care programs are alike, and you’ll want to look for one that does more than just feed the baby and change the diapers.
Our trained and dedicated teachers spend the day with your infant playing, talking, singing, cuddling, and holding them so your infant feels warm, safe, and cared for. Babies excel when they attend our infant care with key benefits that include:
Babies thrive on routines, whether for regular feeding times, nap times, or snuggle times. At Crème de la Crème of South Barrington, we work with your infant’s natural rhythms so they can feel happy and stable. Happy babies enjoy interacting with their peers and adults and have improved their sleeping and eating patterns.
As infants begin to crawl and explore the world around them, they need a safe environment so as not to hurt themselves. Our infant care area has soft structures and toys ideal for young babies. When the weather is nice, our teachers carry or stroll your baby to a dedicated outside infant area so they can enjoy fresh air.
When you’re getting your baby ready to come to our infant care, there’s no need to pack diapers as we provide everything your baby will need for the day. The following is included in your tuition:
We offer organic milk for those who take it. If your baby drinks alternative milk, please supply that as well as any formula they are on. Please note that our facility is free from tree nuts and peanuts, so we don’t allow almond milk.
We pride ourselves on having a clean facility, and our infant care area is a no-shoe zone. In addition, we sanitize shared toys and wash all bedding and linens daily. Our dedicated cleaning crew tidies up throughout the day, and in the evening, they use a three-step sanitizing process for extra cleanliness.
Our director of curriculum designed our infant care program to help your baby develop cognitive, emotional, and social skills at an early age. Our infant care program includes:
As babies grow and become more aware of the world around them, they want to express themselves to adults and their peers. Before they develop verbalization skills, they may become frustrated trying to convey their wants and needs. At Crème de la Crème of South Barrington, we teach them baby sign language so they can communicate their desire to eat, drink, rest, or need more.
Often, daycare centers are overcrowded and babies can’t get the attention they deserve. With our infant care program, we have a 1-to-4 teacher-to-infant ratio. This allows our teachers to spend plenty of focused time with your infant. Throughout the day, our teachers place the infants on their tummies on a pillow. This encourages the baby to lift its head and shoulders, helping develop strength in the neck and upper body area.
You’ll want to see how your baby is doing during their time with us. We have an innovative parent connectivity app you can download on your smartphone so you can get notifications and updates on:
We are proud of the educational quality of our professional teachers. Each teacher has an online subscription to the ChildCare Education Institute where they receive a certification as a Child Care Development Associate, which is considered the Gold Standard for early childhood education. In addition, we have frequent in-person training sessions with curriculum updates.
Safety is one of Crème de la Crème of South Barrington’s top priorities, and we have an advanced safety system. Our classrooms and outside areas have eagle-eye cameras that our team members monitor closely. Anyone entering our daycare center must go through our signature biometric fingerprint and access code process. We also have someone at the front desk at all times.
Our teachers have certifications for infant CPR and first aid. They monitor infants constantly throughout the time they spend with us and the teachers have the knowledge and training to assist the babies if they’re in need.