C0: The Caterpillars (Young Infants)

Welcome to our Young Infants Caterpillar class!
 
This class is part of our new infant and toddler suite for children 6 weeks to three years. Our Caterpillars classroom is available for children six weeks through approximately eight months and is themed after the popular children's book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. Our teachers in this class are dedicated to providing high quality infant care by providing a sanitary and welcoming environment and assisting our children with learning vital early skills such as vocal play, muscle development & tone, care giver trust, and engagement with their environment. Our teachers work hard to ensure that families are updated quickly and that families feel comfortable and secure with bringing their children to childcare. Our infant teachers are amazingly caring individuals who love our students and the mission of our program.
Coming Soon!     Lead Infant Teacher
Miss Stevi Keen     Assistant Infant Teacher

Our Classroom

Classroom Schedule
Will be updated soon!
For this age group we primarily focus on maintaining the infant's own schedule. However, as students grow and develop, we offer an increasingly structured and stable schedule.
Lesson Plans
Each week, lead teachers will plan age appropriate lesson plans for their classroom. In addition to our school year and summer themes and curriculum, we also use Indiana Early Learning Foundations to ensure that we hit sufficient learning targets for each foundation and age group. For young infants, each child will have their very own lesson plan created for them each week. Lesson Plans will be posted within the classroom and will be posted on each family's Parent Portal so that families can examine what activities their children will be working on. Below is a sample of our weekly lesson plan for young infants.
Feeding Information
Feeding processes are very important for maintaining the health and well-being of all of our infants and staff. Below is a list of our facility feeding policies, meal plans, and more. 
Children are welcome to bring their own Breast Milk, Premade Formula, and/or lunches  & snacks. We will provide Breakfast & two snacks a day for no additional charge. To have formula or lunch provided, the cost is an additional $2.25 per day.
Developmental Milestones
Coming Soon!
Our Facility follows
Safe Sleep policies. This means that all infants must be placed on their backs to sleep and that all children must sleep in their own crib. All infants may only sleep with a pacifier. Sleep sacks are no longer permitted by state licensing.
What Should
I Bring?
Families should provide the following:
1) Diapers
2) Wipes
3) 2 sets of extra clothes
4) Diaper Cream
5) Formula (premixed) or Breast Milk (if self providing)
Families may bring in the following:
1) Pacifier
2) Blanket
3) Diaper Bag
4) Carseat
*Please note that all items brought from home should be labeled with your child's name.
*All Formula and Breast Milk must be labeled with the time it was expressed or mixed.

The Ark Daycare & Preschool Ministry is a Ministry of Middletown Church of the Nazarene.

The Ark Daycare & Preschool Ministry

698 N 5th Street

Middletown IN 47356

Thank you for being part of our family!

Thank you for being part of our family!