We have three toddler classrooms serving 52 children. Our Infant/Toddler Program is structured around four essential policies:
- Primary Caregiving builds close, caring relation: In order to build close, caring relationships, each child has a primary caregiver who responds to basic needs such as feeding, toileting, napping and comfort.
- Small Groups with a ratio of 1 to 4: For children under 18 months, we have 1 staff for every 3 children and for children 18-36 months we have 1 for every 4 children.
- Individualized plan for each child: Each child has an individualized plan for eating, toileting, sleeping, and developmental needs.
- Continuity of Care: Children are transitioned to the next group when they are ready. The PITC philosophy recommends keeping children with their primary caregiver as they progress through the program. This helps maintain connections with children and families. Young Horizons has implemented this policy for children up to age three (3).
“My children have learned a lot from their teachers with reading, communicating, listening, motor skills, sharing, etc. I’m really grateful and appreciate what the staff and teachers have done for my family.”