Infant Care

  • 6 Weeks - 12 Months

    While no one can replace a child's parents, our goal is to establish trust and a bond with your little one. The basis of trust is the building block for all future healthy relationships.

    Polaris Christian Academy supports you and your child’s bonding by adopting an open door policy. This means that we not only welcome, but encourage you to stop by whenever you may have a free moment and check in on your child. There is also a direct line in all of our classrooms that allows you to be in constant communication with your child’s caregiver.

    Our teacher to infant ratio is 1:4. The floors are equipped with radiant heat to make crawling cozy and the rooms are stocked with an array of fun and stimulating toys. In the infant rooms, each child has a cabinet, a labeled bin in the refrigerator for bottles and food. There is a crib room separated by a half door and glass with sound machines to create an environment for sleeping.

    One of the favorite activities are the “buggy rides” the teachers take with the infants. They get to roam around and visit the fish tank and other friends. Our infant teachers are great at nurturing the babies and preparing them at an individual pace to move up into the next room.

    There is no regulated schedule in the infant rooms. They eat, sleep, and play based on the schedule the parents bring in so they have consistency at home and school.

  • 12 - 18 Months

    Polaris Christian Academy divides the infant rooms up to give the mobile children a room with more age appropriate toys, space, and learning activities. Teachers begin using sign language for simple things like “more” and “all done”, as well as reading books daily, doing the “body book”, talking about shapes, colors, numbers, creating art projects, and much more. They will sit in small chairs at a table, learn to say please and thank you, and pray together before their meals.

    Children will transition to a more structured schedule that the entire class follows. They will start going either to the indoor playroom or to their own outside playground that is adjacent off the classroom. They absolutely love this as it allows them to explore and get out of the room a little each day. In this room the ratio changes to 1:5 and the children make the transition from bottles to sippy cups, baby food to table food, multiple naps to one long nap, and from sleeping in cribs to on the cots and more. This gives them time to adjust to all of these new ideas and schedules before entering the toddler rooms.

    The teachers in all of our rooms and age groups are in constant communication about each child’s progress and getting them prepared for the schedule and practices of the following room.

THE GATHERING PLACE POLARIS

1250 Gemini Place

Columbus, Ohio 43240

614.436.1395

THE GATHERING PLACE POLARIS

1250 Gemini Place

Columbus, Ohio 43240

614.436.1395

PCA Early Learning Center

1250 Gemini Place

Columbus, Ohio 43240

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