More and more parents have the need for infant care in childcare centers. The economy makes it a necessity for both parents to work. Parents do not need the added stress that placing a newborn or infant in childcare may bring if they do not feel that the center is safe. Safety should be the top priority for caregivers in an infant childcare classroom. Parents should take special notes when touring a center to place their infant in, and ask questions about safety measures that are taken with toys, equipment, outdoor play, and how the classrooms are cleaned.
The Cottages at Michael's Learning Center in Sarasota places top priority on safety in its childcare cottages for infants. Caregivers in the infant cottages follow policies that are approved by RIE, Research for Infant Educarers. Safety measures are taken when babies are out for a walk in strollers. Infants are securely strapped into their strollers when taken for daily walks. Outdoor play is provided on covered, screened lanais.
The infant cottages at Michael's Learning Center is noted for it's "green" childcare practices. Safety is provided for infants with a high priority on pesticide-free environments for infants, both inside and outside. Toys in the infant cottages are non-toxic, and all toys are made with organic fibers. Crib mattresses are covered with organic quilted covers to prevent exposure to the chemicals that are present in the construction of mattresses.
Cleaning the classrooms also maintain safety for infants in each cottage. Non-toxic cleaning supplies and laundry supplies are used at the center.
The infant cottages at Michael's Learning Center also practices a shoe-free environment. Parents, visitors, and caregivers remove their shoes when entering an infant classroom.
All of these practices are combined to provide a safe childcare environment for infants. The Cottages at Michael's Learning Center is located at 602 McIntosh Road in Sarasota. Interested parents who are looking for a safe childcare environment for their infant may call 941-366-9522 to schedule a tour.