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Mountain Lakes Country
Day School
356 Route 46 East
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

Phone: 973-983-9831

Fax: 973-983-0725


Business Hours

7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday


Announcements

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Infant Care Program

The infant program, ages 6 weeks to 18 months, is limited to 12 children with 4 caregivers.  Our infant staff concentrates on nurturing and caring for each individual child and provides them with loving attention.  In our infant classroom, there are primary caregivers who care for the same children on a daily basis.  Through play, your child will experience art, science, music and movement while learning skills in language, social interaction, creative expression and physical fitness.  Tracking sheets are sent home with your child each day listing all daily feedings, diaper changes, sleep times and activities.  Infants are provided with a clean, safe and rich environment so they can crawl, cuddle, stand and play freely while enjoying a variety of active and quiet activities during their day.

Since our center is a member of the Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators (C.I.T.E.), each caregiver is required to attend periodic workshops or conferences on various components of Infant/Toddler care to keep abreast of the latest in developmentally appropriate practices.

                  

        

A typical day in our Infant Program*:

  • 7:00-9:00 am  Children arrive/breakfast/free play (table and floor activities)
  • 9:00-11:00 am  Interactive activities: sensory/language/songs/stories/building
  • Creative art projects/music activities
  • 11:00-12:00 pm Outdoor/gross motor activities
  • 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00-1:30 pm  Socialization/language/reading/fine motor skills
  • 1:30-3:30 pm Interactive activities: sensory/language/songs/stories/building
  • 3:30-4:00 pm  Afternoon snack
  • 4:00-4:30 pm Outdoor/gross motor activities
  • 4:30-5:30 pm Creative art projects/music activities
  • 5:30-6:30 pm  Parents arrive, child-directed play

      As Needed Bottles/diapering/naps throughout the day