Program - Chabad Jewish Center of Prospect Heights
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Infant/Toddler Program

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A natural environment for a baby is one that provides wise and observant caregivers, and an interesting and safe place for the infant to rest, explore, and develop their abilities.

Our experienced and award-winning infant community staff follow each infant's own rhythm for sleeping, eating, and active times. As they mature, we place the entire class on a similar schedule. Caregivers interact with each child, offering conversation and manipulative materials at receptive moments. As your child progresses from sitting up to crawling to walking, from bottles to feeding themselves, our caregivers are there to encourage and assist them every step of the way.

As the children advance and enter the toddler stage,  we will begin to focus on developing independent skills.We provide the sense of security and loving care that toddlers need to thrive during this stage of intense learning. 

Since toddlers are especially committed to achieving independence, our teachers provide responsive individual attention as your child deals with positive experiences as well as frustration.  Our curriculum takes advantage of the rapid growth of gross and fine motor skills at this stage of development.

We will on five key developmental areas:

  • Sensory and perceptual development

  • Self-help skills

  • Physical and motor skills

  • Social and emotional growth