Young Infants, Crawlers And New Walkers


With attentive, responsive care, young infants quickly learn which behaviors lead to having their basic needs met. Infants whose needs are met consistently and lovingly are more open to exploring their environment and new experiences.

Our more mobile infants are active, enthusiastic explorers who are in love with the world around them. Crawling, cruising, walking and practicing their other new skills occupy them. At Dogwood Hills Academy our specially designed play areas, both inside and outside, encourage these activities. Increased mobility also gives these older infants a new strategy for regulating their emotions by actively seeking out comfort and protection from their teacher.

At Dogwood Hills Academy our low teacher to child ratio, soothing environment and consistent routines established by the family, teachers and child allow for each infant to grow and develop at their own pace. Our daily reports inform parents of their infant’s play, feeding and diapering activities. Our nationally recognized curriculum and assessment program allow for specific development planning for each child as an individual and as part of the group.

Dogwood Hills Academy Infant teacher holding a baby.
Dogwood Hills Academy Infant teacher holding a baby.
Dogwood Hills Academy teacher playing with a child in the infant room.
Dogwood Hills Academy teacher playing with a child in the infant room.

Our Infants In Action