Our Infants program is designed to foster and nurture trusting relationships between staff, the children, and their families, helping to build curious and confident learners.
We utilize highly skilled professionals for generating age-appropriate programming for the little ones we watch over.
Our daily activities include Circle Time, Art, Yoga, Infant Yoga, Music and Outdoor Time.
Our staff prioritizes individualized routines in order to provide the best environment for individual learning. We work with the unique individual routines of all children to ensure that they are all getting the schedules and food preferences that work best for them and their families.
At Bradford Academy, our space is designed with optimal health and safety in mind. Our dedicated, qualified and nurturing staff are passionate about delivering quality early-life experiences to help shape successful learners.
We offer continuous communication with parents, providing daily reports that include the child’s routine, daily activities and progress. Our programming adjusts daily to meet the needs of each individual child. Our schedules include breakfast, followed by self-directed and collaborative play, circle time, outdoor exploration, lunch, nap time, snack, academic programming, and enrichment activities.
What are the core elements of the Infant Program?
At Bradford Academy, the staff provide materials of interest to the children, encouraging them to challenge active learners. We also engage in self-directed activities, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. We focus our participation on practical life activities and introduce age-appropriate Montessori materials. We also put an emphasis on music and the arts, encouraging
creative development through artistic exploration.
What Does A daily schedule look like?
Daily routine sample:
Adjusted daily to meet the individualized needs of each child
6:30-9:00 – Arrival commences and Breakfast. Self-directed activities and Collaborative Play
9:00-10:00 – O Canada, Circle Time, Academic Programming
10:00-11:00 – Outdoor Exploration
11:00-11:30 – Lunch
11:30-1:30 – Nap and Rest
1:30-2:00 – Afternoon Snack
2:00-3:00 – Outdoor Exploration
3:00-4:00 – Academic Programming
4:00-5:00 – Enrichment Activities
5:00-6:30 – Departure. Self-directed Activities and Collaborative Play
What is Nutrition like at Bradford Academy?
Nutrition is vital to the health and well-being of both body and mind. Our in-house chef prepares quality child-friendly and multicultural meals, providing varied nutrition while maintaining the highest safety standards. We provide all-organic vegetarian and omnivore options, operating on a seasonal, four-week, rotating menu. All our meals are nut-free and we provide special meals for children with any specific dietary needs. Check out our nutrition philosophy and sample of our nut-free weekly menu.
What is the Bradford Advantage?
The Bradford Advantage is distilled into one key concept: we care about every aspect of your child’s growth and development. From a safe and nurturing environment to world-enriching activities, fostering social skills in a compelling collaborative educational programming, our dedicated staff truly believe that we are working for the highest good. That is, to ensure the best start for the leaders and learners of the future. Refer to the “About us” page to learn more!