INFANT-TODDLER PROGRAM


Infants :            12 weeks to 18 months

Toddlers :       18 months to 30 months
For parents, the child is the most precious gift in this life.
And so they will become for us, once they are in our care.
Pine Tree Montessori Preschool
17102 Marda Ave.,Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Tel:  714 996 7463
Email: pinetree@kidsptm.com
 
Why does my 6 months old behave differently at daycare.

Children and Separation

by: Mother of four

Depending on the age of your child and how long they have been with mommy it takes more time when they are older for the separation from you.

It is never easy to leave your child when they are crying. I know the feeling several times over. I would try and get out for a couple of
hours, I would leave my two oldest with family, and they were approx. 2 & 4; they screamed like they were being killed.

It took many times before they stopped. The earlier you can start leaving your children with others the better.

I know the initial home time is necessary but after the first 4-6 weeks it is best to start letting the grandparents
and your sisters and brothers, allow to keep the baby over night.

It will make it much easier for you when the real separation starts and keeps you away everyday.
Some Solutions to Try
by: Anonymous

Tell the daycare provider that this is normal. My mom does daycare and she has 2 kids around a year and a 7 moth old, they do the same thing.

What she does is stop picking up the kids when
they cry to be picked up. Instead she only carries them when they are eating and talks to them and plays with them.

If she is carrying him and giving in to it every time your few weeks old baby is
going to take advantage of it and keep crying to be picked up. Babies are smart!

They know who will and won't give in. With you and your parents your son knows not to do that, but with daycare
provider he has learned he can get away with it.

The only other reason he could demand attention is if she keeps him in a playpen most of the time. You said she has to stay in an arms reach of him and if she is saying she is neglecting other kids for yours that means she is probably staying in one room while the others are playing in the other room.

So, since he is alone in the playpen and there is nobody to play with if she leaves the room he feels alone and abandoned. Those are the only things I can think of.

I would say try out a different daycare and see if you have the same problems. If not, then she was doing something to make him demand attention or she was giving in to every cry.
Children and Separation
by: Mother of four

Depending on the age of your child and how long they have been with mommy it takes more time when they are older for the separation from you.

It is never easy to leave your child when they are crying. I know the feeling several times over. I would try and get out for a couple of
hours, I would leave my two oldest with family, and they were approx. 2 & 4; they screamed like they were being killed.

It took many times before they stopped. The earlier you can start leaving your children with others the better.

I know the initial home time is necessary but after the first 4-6 weeks it is best to start letting the grandparents
and your sisters and brothers, allow to keep the baby over night.

It will make it much easier for you when the real separation starts and keeps you away everyday.
POTTY TRAINING

Attention ! New Parents


What are the signs that my child is ready to be potty trained?


The signs are:

  • Your child is dry after nap.
  • Your child stays dry at least 2 hours at a time during the day.
  • Your child's bowel movements are regular and predictable.
  • Your child's facial expressions, posture or words, suggest he or she is about to urinate or have a bowel movement.
  • Your child can follow simple instructions.
  • Your child can walk.
  • Your child seems uncomfortable with soiled diapers.
  • Your child asks to use the toilet or potty chair.
  • Your child asks to wear grown-up underwear.

Before the child is ready, the parents have to be ready,
knowledgeable, and willing.

Believe me, it is the parents, first and last

Fadia Bulos

Infant-Toddler Program Director
INFANT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT:

For any child, the period between birth and three years of age is a critical time of development and growth. Research indicates that a baby at infancy at that stage is defining personality, future learning ability, and emotional attachments.
( Fadia)

PERSONALITY : Babies at infancy, when they are a few weeks old and toddlers, reflect the action and feelings of adults around them. A baby's environment should reflect healthy, sanitary and stimulating surroundings. During infancy, personality traits are being formed. Babies characteristics thrive on consistency in daily schedules and learning environment.
(Juliana)

FUTURE LEARNING ABILITY : Babies brains are developing rapidly with connections triggered by all five senses. Without appropriate reactions by adults, the infant's ability to connect to the real world during this growing phase would be greatly affected. There are critical periods during which learning occurs. the appropriate sequencing of these learning episodes must be understood so that babies are given every opportunity to benefit and grow.( Fadia and juliana)

EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENTS : We know that babies, when they are a few weeks old, are not able to take care of themselves.  They need nurturing adults in their environment to care for them. and an emotional bond develops with babies when care givers respond through hugging, cuddling, rocking and talking.
At Pine Tree, we provide a balanced schedule that meets all the needs of your child:
We listen to babies by interpreting their cries, demeanor, physical looks, and moods. We interact with them on a continual basis to insure that all the babies in our care receive sensory stimulation. We are lead by his need as we provide napping time, diapering time, feeding time and play time. We  are constantly sanitizing and disinfecting  the child's environment. Our feeding area is separated from our diapering area. Sanitation procedures are clearly defined for all our staff. We provide a daily communication record of your child's day. We list when and what was eaten, diaper changing information, and general observational notes. We help you and your child make natural transition into the next age group. We note the accomplishments of major milestones that are observed while your child is in our care.( Fadia and Juliana)

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: babies imitate the sounds and tones of word used by people around them. Care givers are provided with babies curriculum that guides them through appropriate activities. These activities are based on the age and stage of infants. Our curriculum strongly reflects language development through a variety of verbal and musical activities. (Juliana)   

 1. We were immediately taken by the family atmosphere this day care( daycare)  provided for my baby toddler. Pine Tree has a good program for our little kids.

2.  Pine Tree is reassuring and gave us peace of mind about our kids, even though, one was few weeks old..

3
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At Pine Tree child care (childcare) pre school, my child few weeks old, was loved and cared for just as he would have been had he been at home. He was at his best.

4.
The people at Pine Tree Montessori day care(daycare) in Yorba LInda, Ca. are very genuine, nurturing and caring.

5.
The staff at Pine Tree child care (childcare), funtime and tutortime (tutor time), work hard at making sure my baby,   a toddler, and every other kid, learn and have fun at the same time.

6.
The staff at Pine Tree day care and kindercare(kinder care) preschool, was courteous and caring and very respectful of my needs and my child's needs. He comes home tired, happy and excited to go back.

7.
I couldn't ask for a better home away from home for my baby than Pine Tree child care, fun time and tutortime (tutor time). The best preschool program for the little kids, whether they are few weeks or months old.

8.
This is a very special baby and child care (childcare) and kinder care (kindercare). I consider myself fortunate to have found it.
It is a top preschool, plus an advanced program.

9.
When a child,  wakes up in the morning and asks to go to school then you can tell how much fun and good time that baby toddler is having at that preschool. It is fun time and tutortime. (tutor time)

10. Pine Tree Montessori in Yorba Linda, Ca. is not just a day care or kindercare (kinder care), it is a foundation for a great future of learning. One of the best day care (daycare) facilities with a good program for little kids.

11. Pine Tree Montessori is a remarkable day care (daycare), tutortime (tutor time) and kindergarten. Both of my kids attended from the time they were two and a half months until they went off to first grade. They have the best program.

12. Pine Tree Montessori , kindercare (kinder care) and child care, in Yorba Linda, CA,  played a huge role in raising our first daughter and now we feel comfortable entrusting them with our second baby.


13.
The caring atmosphere you’ve created along with a fun and tutortime (tutor time) environment is exactly what he needed to flourish and grow. Pine Tree, you are the top preschool and you got a good program for little kids.

14. We think that family is the most important thing in the world, and if Dean, our son, can't be with his family during the work hours then I'm happy he is with one of the best families we know: The Bulos family, Jb, Fadia, Juliana and Micheal, the Pine Tree family.

15. Each baby and child is greeted by name, even before they can talk. This is a nice feature of their program for the little kids.

16. The teachers are top notch, well qualified in early childhood education and employee turn-over rate is very low.

17. The best place for children is with their own family, if this is not possible, choose Pine Tree Family.

18. This school is so special to us because of all the people who work here. They are top pros. I love the program they have.

19.I can't believe how much his speech had developed and in such a short time. I love their program.

20. I just wish my son he'd want to come home at the end of the day at Pine Tree.

21 I am so proud of my decision to pick up Pine tree Montessori as my child's first day care.

22. I just wanted to thank you for your willingness to be flexible and work with my husband's and my schedule regarding Garret's participation in your program.

23. Pine Tree is where caring teachers in small classes inspire children and kids to be curious, ask lots of questions and appreciate all cultures. They got a good program that foster happy and educated kids.

24. Kids learn hands-on about the earth, how to a garden grows, how animals live and most importantly how to respect each other.

25. Thank you Fadia Bulos for caring for our children, preparing them home-made lunches ( fresh from the garden harvest which the children planted earlier. This is a part of their program, supervised by Joe Bulos)

26. Your kind, gentle, loving attitude and actions speak volumes. All of you, JOe Bulos, Fadia, Juliana and staff have, demonstrated that you truly respect the little ones in your care. Our children are your top priorities.

27.Thank you for opening such an outstanding child care center which stands above the rest. We know for our son Charles, Pine Tree is definitely the perfect choice.

28. As business people at the other end of the spectrum of care, we recognize and excellent product, from our own experience and expectations.

29. My son never ate vegetables before and now he loves them. I do not know what miss Fadia did to convert him.

30. We are very lucky to have our children at Pine Tree day care. We have peace of mind that they both are well taken care of, even though one was a few weeks old.

31. I was able to see first hand, how my son was able to explore and discover his surroundings at his new day care just like he was able to do so at home.

32. When a child wakes up in the morning and asks to go to school then you can tell how much fun and good time they are having at that school.

33. My son was only 6 months and 3 weeks old! After searching high and low, I found Pine Tree and thank God I did!


 


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 1. We were immediately taken by the family atmosphere this day care or daycare, provided for my baby as toddler.

2- Infant care at Pine Tree is reassuring and gave us peace of mind.

3
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At Pine Tree child care (childcare) and preschool or pre school, my child was loved and cared for just as he would have been had he been at home. He was at his best.

4.
The good caring people at Pine Tree Montessori day care(daycare) in Yorba LInda, Ca. are very genuine, nurturing and caring.

5.
The good professional staff at Pine Tree child care or childcare, funtime and tutortime (tutor time), work hard at making sure my baby and all the children learn and have fun at the same time.

6.
The staff at Pine Tree infant care and kindercare or kinder care, preschool, was courteous and caring and very respectful of my needs and my child's needs. He comes home tired, happy and excited to go back.

7.
I couldn't ask for a better home away from home for my baby than Pine Tree child care, fun time and tutortime  or tutor time. The best school for an infant and a toddler too..

8.
This is a very special infant, baby and child care or childcare and kinder care or kindercare. I consider myself fortunate to have found it.
It is top for preschoolers.

9.
When a child wakes up in the morning and asks to go to school then you can tell how much fun and good time that baby is having at that preschool. It is fun time and tutortime. tutor time

10. Pine Tree Montessori in Yorba Linda, Ca. is not just a daycare or kindercare (kinder care), it is a good foundation for a great future of learning. One of the best day care or daycare facilities.

11. Pine Tree preschool is a remarkable day care or daycare, tutortime or tutor time and kindergarten. Both of my kids attended from the time they were two and a half months until they went off to first grade. They are the best.

12. Pine Tree Montessori infant care, kindercare or kinder care and child care, in Yorba Linda, CA,  played a huge role in raising our first daughter and now we feel comfortable entrusting them with our second baby.

Hello!  My Name Is Dean

My name is Dean. I am 7 months old, strictly a breast fed baby and an only child.  I am starting daycare for the first time while my mommy has gone back to work.  I am a very happy, healthy and inquisitive little boy.

Some things that I love to play with with are:
The little white tags on blankets and toys, they are FUN to suck on and VERY interesting to me, anything musical or with bright, colored lights and anything that I can put in my mouth.

Some growing pains that I'm currently going through are:

Teething:
My mom typically gives me a squish toy to chew on in the shape of a crab, dolphin or octopus (the octopus is my favorite).  Sometimes she gives a cold wet cloth to suck on or a frozen teether.

Spitting up:
Sometimes I spit up.  I've actually been doing this little habit since I was a wee infant.  My doctor said that by 6 months I will have slowed down on the spitting up.  I have slowed down, but I still do it.  The most common time is right after I've eaten.  It is probably a really good idea to have a spit up blanket with you after I've eaten...I don't want to mess up your clothes.

Tummy-time:
I'm not interested in lying on my tummy.  In fact, I roll onto my tummy, but I can't seem to get it up off the ground; so I'd rather try standing; I still need help though.  Recently, I've been able to stand while holding something, but usually mom or dad holds my hands.  I'm also trying to move all different ways to learn my mobility and balance, so I tend to be very squirmy.

Bowel Movements:
My boy hasn't become regular yet with these...sometimes I'll not have one for a day, but watch out the next day!  Don't worry, mom will pack extra wipes and another change of clothes for me.

When it's time for snack:
I love to be put in a highchair and sit with the other boys and girls, like big kids.
Some of my favorite solid foods are:
squash, sweet potatoes and rice cereal with mommy's milk mixed in.
I used to like applesauce and pears, but have since found other flavors that are more yummy.  Don't give up on me trying old flavors though, sometimes I change my mind about liking them.

Mommy's milk is still my drink and snack of choice but solid foods are a good thing to try if I'm being fussy.  I've also learned to hunger strike when  I know that my mom is going to be coming soon, so don't worry id I don't eat anything for the first while or when it's close to when my mommy is gonna be here.

When it's nap time:
Well, I don't sleep as much as other kids my age, but I'll catch up later; right now, I'm too interested in all the things around me and I don't want to miss anything!
Since nap time is important, being held and rocked in a rocking chair helps to make me tired enough to go into my crib. 
My parents have just started teaching me this, I'm pretty good at it, but I still need some understanding when I am put in my crib for a nap.  sucking on a blanket tag and listening to classical music or lullabies helps to put me to sleep.  Once I'm in the crib, on my back only, some light patting, gentle singing or stroking of my head help to sooth me sleep.

To calm me down when I'm upset or scared:
I need to be held and cuddled as much as possible, standing up and swaying help and classical music or lullabies tend to relax me.  If you distract me with something soft or pleasant to listen to, that can stop me from crying too; I'll be too interested in what your showing me to bother with tears.

When I'm frustrated I tend to get out a squeal and then make my body stiff so as to get my point across.

When I'm really excited I tend to let out a squeal too, a different pitch of course but after all, I am excited! :)

I think that's all about me.  Go ahead and ask my mommy or daddy if I've missed something.  I'm looking forward to coming to play with you ant the other kids!


Written by Dean's mom:Tami