Infants

M-F 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Ages 6 weeks to 14 months

Here at Mt. Elizabeth Academy, our babies are cared for by loving, enthusiastic, and nurturing caregivers in a safe, soothing, and happy environment. Their daily needs are addressed with smiles and frequent eye contact with their teachers. Diaper changes, feedings, rest time, and playtime happen with loving interaction between baby and caregiver. Our infant rooms focus on:

  • Songs & Sign Language
  • Oral Language
  • Reading
  • Motor Skills
  • Sensory Skills
  • Socialization

Infant Room Highlights

Our goal is to ensure every one of our babies has a solid foundation towards the development of their five senses, sign language, fine and gross motor skills, as well as ample opportunities to socialize with other children.

Mt. Elizabeth Babies participate in Circle Time with their teachers to promote socialization.  Baby sign language is taught and used daily to help grow their self-esteem and confidence.  The babies interact and socialize with each other and learn from one another as well.  From songs to fingerplays, sign language to sensory building activities, the babies are always engaged in meaningful lessons and play.

The teachers are nurturing and committed caregivers. This ensures the babies are in a safe and loving environment.  The thematic focus of the curriculum helps to provide the babies with multiple opportunities to absorb information, draw on their five senses, and grow both physically and mentally. We provide high-quality instructional materials and ongoing professional development for our teachers.

We keep parents informed throughout the day with pictures, videos and messages from the teachers using our secure Brightwheel App.  Our parents love seeing their baby throughout the day, and knowing that they are in a loving, caring, and supportive environment.


The Infant Room

Our room resembles a relaxing home atmosphere with cribs, age-appropriate toys, bouncers, high chairs and rocking chairs. Each child has their own cubby for personal items. Parents provide bottles (formula or breast milk), diapers, wipes, and extra clothes. If and when the baby starts to transition from baby food and purees to “real” food, we provide healthy, wholesome and nutritious meals.


Teachers


Ms. Cecile

(6 weeks-8 months)

Cecile is a teacher in the Younger Infants (6 weeks-6 months) classroom. She has been an Early Childhood Educator for almost 20 years. She loves to watch the babies’ rapid transformation in all areas of development within the first year of their lives. Her favorite time of the day is during Sensory/Science activities. Born and raised in France, Cecile enjoys cooking plant-based dishes for her family and friends. She also loves to teach others about the Bible.

Cecile’s favorite children’s book: “The Earth Book”


Ms. Patricia

(8 months-14 months)

Originally from Jamaica,  Patricia moved to the USA and became a member of the New Jersey foster parent association working with young children where she developed a passion for working with kids. For more than 15 years Patricia has been working as a lead teacher in early childhood education with children ages 6 weeks to 4 years of age. Patricia says that no matter what the age group, or the location, she just loves teaching kids. She really feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with young children. Patricia loves to encourage the kids to be creative by doing art projects with them. She says having the opportunity to watch children learn and grow is one of the best parts of her life. In her spare time Patricia enjoys reading, playing games and listening to music. She attended Knox College for 2 years in Jamaica where she studied early childhood education. She has also taken a course in business management in adult education. Patricia has attended 120 hours of training classes in early childhood education where she gained her Child Development Associate credential (CDA). Patricia has also attended 40 hours of the early childhood Directors training network.

Patricia’s favorite children’s book: “The Little Engine that Could”


Mt. Elizabeth Benefits

We are a Christian, faith-based private school.
Specials included with tuition:

  • Yoga/Stretching
  • Art
  • Music
  • Chapel & Bible Class
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Sensory materials
  • Four dedicated developmentally-appropriate playgrounds
  • On-site nature trails allow ample opportunity for safe outdoor explorations
  • Indoor gymnasium lets kids exercise and play on every day of the year, regardless of the weather
  • An engaging and rewarding curriculum, designed by on-site Academic Director, Dr. April Anderson
  • Mt. Elizabeth Academy’s leadership has a combined 70 of experience and education