Frequently Asked Questions for Our Infant Daycare Program
What is the ratio of child to caregiver?
Hudson Country boasts a programming ratio of 3 to 1. We keep our ratio low so that teachers are free to go the extra mile caring for your infant.
Why is tuition somewhat higher than other programs?
You will find our increased staff assures no infant need wait for care. Tuition pays for extra caregivers.
How are infants normally fed?
Without exception babies are held during feeding. If an infant feeds for 45 minutes, its not an issue There is no rush.
Does your staff possess safety credentials?
Each caregiver holds First Aid and CPR certification complete with required updates.
Is breast feeding permissible?
Breast feeding is encouraged and welcome. Our Infant Program maintains an Open-Door Policy. Mothers may come anytime to breast feed their child.
How are infants positioned for sleeping?
Without exception infants sleep on their backs in adherence with SIDS guidelines. Back sleeping is a requirement.
Why should we consider a Montessori program for infant care, isn’t it for older children?
You will see no high chairs or playpens in our Infant Room. Montessori believes movement is pivotal to the development of intelligence in children under 3. Our program fosters a child’s independence from the get-go. As soon as infants can sit independently they are no longer placed in cribs. Our babies wash their own hands, put their activities away, and independently choose what to use in their play environment.
What if an infant becomes ill?
Infants must be fever and symptom free for 24 hours before they can return to school. Staff members are certified to deliver antibiotics, Tylenol, etc. with proper permission and documentation from your pediatrician.
Bring your infant in so we can meet him or her and see the program for yourself. We’ll be happy to make your acquaintance!