Babies, governed by their own biological clock, follow their own routine undisturbed. They sleep, eat and play at their own chosen times. Care is taken that they are fed once in 3 hours. Babies are encouraged to play on the firm surface on the floor so that, they are safe. This also helps them reach their developmental milestones of their first year.
Our open door policy allows for pleasant visits from their mothers through the day. Bright Vistas believes in natural feeding. Mothers are encouraged to time out to breast feed their babies, this ensures babies good health for their life. Mothers are also encouraged to use cloth diapers. Babies are facilitated with toilet training after their 9th month. Last but not the least, they are exposed to sunlight for better assimilation of calcium and prevention of vitamin D deficiency.
Note: The time slots are not rigidly followed, children transit from one activity to another as they complete each one and get interested in their next task. We only nudge them into a direction so that, they do not miss out something planned for them.
Though, primarily the Montessori method is followed, the educational program is informal and organic influenced by Piaget, Howard Gardner, Noam Chomsky and Rudolf Steiner as well. We, at Bright Vistas, focus on laying a strong foundation in the first three years of the life of our children in the following areas of developments:
A conscious effort is put together to integrate and to incorporate activities to achieve this. Learning is made effortless, incidental, and fun. A safe nurturing environment is established where children are happily busy pursuing their interests.
Our children imbibe a sense of self, communication and relationship building. Imitating and pretending, exploring, and expressing, repeating and responding, solving and doing, building and developing are all strategies to learning that our Bright Vistas centers consciously impress the infant toddler group with.
These experiences are tucked into everyday happenings as well as the activities that deliberately introduced in the routine followed. Play, music and movement are essentially an integral part of the environment.
At Bright Vistas, we understand that infants are social beings from birth, connecting with others to create a context of meaning and belonging. They learn that communication is a give-and-take process involving actions, sounds, and words.
Significantly, they also learn that books are a great source of pleasure containing pictures of familiar things; that stories, rhymes, and songs are fun to repeat again and again; that they can talk about their own experiences and make up their own stories; helping them to discover and grow.
Therefore, at Bright Vistas, our infant-toddler programs are such that the caregivers draw children into a social community and encourage them to participate. The spacious, well-stocked environment, both indoors and outdoors, provides infants and toddlers with a lot to “do” and “talk” as they actively explore materials that appeal to all their senses, thus, providing for a holistic exposure.