Infants

Angels Joy provides an ideal environment for infants that stimulates their senses. Our teachers provide a warm and secure place for children to grow at their own pace.

At AJLC, we are proud supporters of mothers who nurse their infants. To ensure that every nursing journey is successful, we will do everything possible to help. Babies are held during feedings, rocked to feel loved and spend time on their tummies to discover the world around them.

Sign Language is introduced as a way to communicate before they have developed their language skills. Because music is so important at this age, we play soothing music for nap time along with familiar tunes that they learn to recognize at other times throughout their day.

Distinguishes emotions by tone of voice (4-7 mo.)
Responds to sound by making sounds (4-6 mo.)
Syllable repetition begins (5-7 mo.)
Responds to simple verbal requests (4-6 mo.)
Makes simple gestures such as shaking head for no (8-10 mo.)
Babbles “dada” and “mama” (8-10 mo.)

Watches face intently (2-3 mo.)
Follows moving objects (2 mo.)
Tracks moving objects with ease (4-7 mo.)
Grasps objects dangling in front of him (5-6 mo.)
Looks for fallen toys (5-7 mo.)

Raises head and chest when laying on stomach (3 mo.)
Pulls to sitting with no head lag (5 mo.)
Transfers objects from hand to hand (6-7 mo.)
Gets to sitting position without assistance (8-10 mo.)
Crawls forward on belly (8-10 mo.)
Gets from sitting to crawling or prone position (10-12 mo.)
May walk two or three steps without support

Finds partially hidden objects (6-7 mo.)
Explores objects in many different ways (8-10 mo.)
Finds hidden objects easily (10-12 mo.)
Imitates gestures (9-12 mo.)

Smiles at the sound of voice (2-3 mo.)
Cooing noises and vocal play (3 mo.)
Responds to sound (1-3 mo.)
Startles to loud noise (1-3 mo.)

Begins to develop a social smile (1-3 mo.)
Enjoys playing and may cry when playing stops (2-3 mo.)
Interested in mirror images (5-7 mo.)
Shy or anxious with strangers (8-12 mo.)
Shows specific preferences for certain people and toys (8-12 mo.)

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