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Infant Program

(6 weeks-1 year)

A safe place for your infant means you feel sound. 

Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.

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Step inside one of our infant classrooms!

Get an insider’s view of what your baby will experience when they’re with us. Peek into our classrooms to see how they’re set up for your little one’s success. We make sure it’s organized for their age and stage.

Explore the infant classroom

Take a look at how we set up our classroom for infants. It’s organized for their age and stage of learning and development.


A shoe-free environment built for little explorers

Our bootie- or sock-only policy is one of the first things you’ll notice about our infant classroom. As soon as your infant is ready to start crawling and scooting around, it’s important to give them the freedom to explore. A shoe-free environment keeps their little hands and mouth safe from germs and dirt while they discover the world.

Keeping cribs free and clear

We keep cribs clear of items like pillows and toys and use a firm mattress with a tight-fitting sheet. Our cribs are personalized with your infant’s name and picture. Plus, they’re see-through so we can keep an eye on your little one.

Flexible feeding schedules to fit your infant's needs

Whether you breastfeed or bottle-feed, we’ll keep your infant fed, happy, and healthy. We have policies to carefully label and separate breast milk and formula. And you’re always welcome to stop in to feed your baby!


infant sleeping in arms"Putting Derek in school so early was an easy choice for us. His sister, Nora, is in the Toddler program and we couldn't be happier with her care.  It's controlled, it's clean, it’s a place for them to be happy and loved ... and safe. We know that they are protected from germs here because their teachers care about health and safety. Derek is small and new but, there is no place I trust more to keep him healthy." 

Inside an infant’s day

Your infant’s classroom will follow a daily rhythm. No matter what their individual sleeping and feeding schedules are, infants always come together for group time, to play outside, and to engage their senses with discovery baskets.

Discovery baskets

Touching and feeling new things helps infants make sense of the world! Our discovery baskets are filled with common items in different textures, shapes, and sizes. And teachers closely supervise as your infant as they explore!

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Group time

Infants come together as a group every day for songs, story books, and plenty of time to interact with their friends and teachers. Group time activities reflect each month’s special theme like colors, music, or animals!


Outdoor playtime

Most of our classes spend 20–30 minutes outside at least twice a day, weather permitting—including infants. Outdoor playtime is so much fun for infants, and it helps them grow up big and strong.


Infant curriculum

Yes, we have a curriculum for infants, too! Your infant is in brain development prime time, just starting to make connections with people and things around them. Our curriculum is designed just for infants to help build their brains in important ways.

Learning to talk

We build lots of early literacy activities into our day. We read tons of books, point and name objects (Table! Car!), listen to their baby babble, and talk and make sounds back to them.

Expressing themselves

To help their creative side develop, we touch and feel different textures (like sticky and soft), express feelings through movement, listen to music, and play toy instruments.

Building brain power and strong bodies

We practice memory skills, engage all five senses, and copy simple actions—all to help build baby’s brain power. Wherever your infant is at developmentally, our caring teachers support their physical milestones.

Making friends and getting cuddled

Emotional safety is so important for infants. That’s why our teachers give plenty of cuddles and help them express emotions through sounds, facial expressions, and movements. They also begin to make friends with other babies and teachers.


infant smiling"So glad that we were introduced to this center! They are so helpful by making sure he has fun while still using every safety precaution possible. I would recommend this daycare all day, every day! Thanks so much, KinderCare!" 

How to enroll

We’ve gathered all the resources you need to help you make a confident decision to join the KinderCare family.

  • Know what to look for in a child care center and tour ours!
  • Learn about our classrooms, curriculum, and tuition.
  • Find a KinderCare nearby and contact the center director.