Infant Care | Bright Beginnings Preschool

Infant Child Care

Ages 0 to 16 months, 7:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday

"I remember the first day I dropped my baby off at Bright Beginnings, I know that I cried more than he did! The staff even had a packet of Kleenex ready for me as I filled out my paperwork! What I love about Bright Beginnings is that it is more than just a business to them, I know that they really truly care about my baby and his family! I feel 100% confident that I know my baby is in the safest of hands when he is dropped off every morning. My child is loved at Bright Beginnings, all the staff know him and everyone greets him by name!"- Maxwell Family

Why Choose Bright Beginnings Infant Program?

A.) Fully Licensed

  • We’re fully licensed and meet or exceed licensing, fire and health department regulations- we are happy to share all inspection reports

B.) Voted #1 Preschool

  • We’ve been the # 1 day care and preschool in Charlottesville, Crozet and Albemarle County each year since 2007!

C.) Program Directors with Infant Experience

  • Our highly trained Program Directors have infant experience as well as pre school teaching experience- they continually monitor our infant room and are available to assist as needed

D.) Back Up Team

  • Teachers covering lunch breaks are fully trained as infant teachers and communicate well with the infant team. There is always at least one permanent infant staff member in the infant room at all times

E.) Ongoing Training

  • Unlike an in-home setting, we continually monitor and train our infant teachers so they continue to develop their skills and remain current with new and progressive infant research.

F.) Easy Transition to To Waddler Group and Toddler Room

  • Since our program serves infants through pre kindergarten, when your baby shows readiness for the waddler group or toddler room, (hard to believe but it happens quickly), we can begin the transition in a way that suits your little one- he/she begins by spending time in the waddler group or toddler rooms for a couple hours a day, and you can meet with the teachers as the transition begins. The infant, waddler toddler unit work well as a team, and meeting the needs of a growing infant is our priority.

G.) 100% of our teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified

  • Rest assured, we go above and beyond licensing requirements to ensure your child's safety. 100% of our teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified not only in the Infant Program but also our entire preschool. We are all about quality- at every age.

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Our Infant's Having a Ball!

Infant Care Key Priorities:

Infant Health and Safety

If your focus is health and safety, we're a fit- It's our #1 priority!
  • All infant staff have early childhood credentials and at least 3 years infant experience
  • Infant unit leaders are veteran day care teachers and have SUPERVISORY training
  • Staff in Infant room have First Aid, CPR and MAT certifications
  • Each baby has a primary care giver to ensure his or her needs are individualized and communication with parents is consistent
  • Our fantastic baby board documents everything about baby's day, keeping baby's day consistent! (i.e. last time baby ate, diapered, played. tummy time etc.
  • You will receive an individualized day note at pick up every day with details about baby's day!
  • Separate refrigerator and storage space is provided for breast milk, formula, food, diapers and wipes

Baby Bonding

If your primary concern is your BABY BONDING with other trustworthy adults, you’re in the right place!
  • We spend the majority of the day cuddling, talking, singing and interacting with baby in a calm and secure atmosphere
  • We know it’s rough leaving your baby while you work and we provide sweet and caring nurturers to look after baby (and you!)
  • We understand separation anxiety (for both of you) and will do whatever is necessary to help you and baby adjust. You're welcome to stop by and visit or breastfeed your baby at any time! Feel free to call us or ask us to text you pictures of your baby. We welcome questions- we know babies and have worked with them for years! Also, no one knows your baby better than you! Give us the details about how we can better meet your baby's needs

Infant Social and Intellectual Development

You’ve hit the jackpot! Here’s what we’ve got to offer:
  • a fabulous curriculum that is based on three components: baby’s age and stage, the five senses and the interests and abilities of your baby
  • your baby has a primary caregiver who plans activities for your baby each day using curriculum cards and our toddler curriculum calendar (if appropriate)
  • your baby will have between 3-5 activity cards posted each day so you’ll know what we’re working on (rolling over, peek a boo, hide the toy, pulling up, reaching, follow the sounds, etc.)
  • Babies of similar ages will work and play together on activities which begins to build social skills as they observe and start to interact with peers- so cute to watch!