New Program by Baumhaus: Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program
This period in your family’s life is not about developing faster – it is about growing deeper. Deeper relationships built on understanding your child’s natural development—and how YOU, your child’s most important relevant teacher, can make decisions YOU believe in.
Every week during the 6-8 weeks term, we will meet together as a small group. Step by step, we will tackle the phases of your infant and young toddler’s development— with a mix of observation, guided interventions, and discussion on relevant issues in motor, cognitive, linguistic, and socio-emotional development.
The program is structured to include both observation and age-appropriate activities (for example, sharing activities that can be done at home, how to set up play environments, how to read to your child). At the same time, weekly core topics (in child development, behavior management, philosophies in early childhood education) will be appropriately discussed, in order for families to understand the logic behind many of the actions prescribed by early childhood professionals in various spheres of development.
Through empowering families with knowledge, we aim to equip them to respond and create home routines according to their understanding of these developments.
Because of this, the program accepts adult caregivers— parents and nannies/helpers alike. For parents who are unable to attend, they can rest assured that their caregivers are continually learning about child development, and are building up their knowledge on both activities they can do with your child, as well as assimilating language and practices aligned with progressive and “positive” approaches in infant and toddler care.
We aim to create peaceful, calm environments, where families can build a community of care and respect— where every family is empowered to make positive choices, and every child grows with the feeling they are loved and respected. Join us on our new journey!
For parents and caregivers* and their children
*Caregivers include family members, nannies, and helpers alike
Group A: Infants 0-6 months
Group B: Infants 6-9 months
Group C: Infants 9-12 months
Group D: Infants 12-18 months
Each class is grouped by 5-8 children of similar developmental stage, accompanied by one adult, meeting once a week— over a course of 6-8 weeks.
We are passionate about allowing children to discover what they can do, by exploring in an environment that is safe, nurturing, with developmentally appropriate challenges.
At the same time, we would also like to empower parents and caregivers to understand both the way their child responds, as well as the developmental milestones of their infants and toddlers—from areas of socio-emotional behavior, motor skills, as well as indicators of development in language and cognition.
Through this weekly session—a mix of short, structured group activities, carefully designed observation sessions, open discussions with families, and personalized guidance from early childhood professionals—the program facilitates a better understanding of your child, while allowing your child to develop and grow in a more “natural” environment.