Infant & Toddler Enrichment
Southern Hills Infant/Toddler Enrichment Program provides a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for children to explore throughout their day. We provide each child with opportunities to learn through play. Care is individualized based on each child's temperament, interests and learning styles. We offer infant and toddler enrichment services at a Sioux Falls location with affordable rates.
The Infant/Toddler Enrichment curriculum incorporates the following techniques to enhance growth and development. Activities in each age group are developmentally appropriate and focused on brain development.
- Baby Sign Language
- Story Time
- Sensory Experiences
- Dramatic Play
- Intensive Staff Interaction
- 'Angel Care' Movement Monitors for infants
Connecting with parents is a key component of our care. Parents are welcome to join in at the program any time and are active participants in their child’s care and learning.
Our staff communicates with parents daily to provide updates on learning and development as well as to share fun stories and sweet moments as they happen. We also offer a unique program to parents using an online product called Teaching Strategies GOLD. GOLD is an assessment system that helps teachers be intentional in their teaching by accurately pinpointing where children are in their development and learning.
The program is open to children aged four weeks through two years. Care is available full-time Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Staff members are high quality professionals with education and experience in early childhood development and elementary education. Staff is provided with consistent ongoing training. Southern Hills is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services and is licensed by the state of South Dakota.