Infant Care

New Beginnings

About our 6 weeks to 12 months Infant Care in Frisco, TX

Early childhood education and development is critically important. At Kiddie Academy®, our experienced teachers and staff help facilitate this period of learning, and that’s what separates us from traditional child care facilities.With our New Beginnings program, your baby will be paired with a primary teacher who will provide personalized attention and nurture them through every milestone—within a caring and cohesive community.

Strict health and safety procedures will be followed

While your child is at our Academy, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that they’re in a healthy and safe environment thanks to Health Essentials, our enhanced health and cleaning initiative based on CDC guidelines to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

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Life Essentials®

Preparing your infant for life's next developmental milestones

Our New Beginnings program is developed through our Life Essentials® curriculum to provide your baby with well-rounded learning experiences while receiving positive, nurturing care.

Cognitive Development

Focus: Helping your baby make sense of their environment.

Our teachers nurture this critical stage in your child's development by allowing them to respond to, adapt to and learn about their surroundings using all of their senses. They're engaged in activities that help them make associations between sounds and sights and develop an awareness of their environment.

Infant Activities

  • Understanding object permanence (that objects exist even when they can't be sensed) through educational games.
  • Creating sensory memories by exploring different textures and sounds with toys.
  • Understanding similarities and likenesses by sorting colored or shaped objects and solving puzzles.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Play peekaboo to help your child understand object permanence (that objects exist even when they can’t be sensed).
  • Play with toys that make different sounds and have different textures to create sensory memories.
  • Play with puzzles to develop an understanding of similarities and likenesses by sorting colored or shaped objects.

Language & Communication

Focus: Learning how to express wants and needs.

Our teachers are constantly communicating with your child to help them make sense of sounds and speech patterns. They're engaged in activities to help them express and understand both verbal sounds and nonverbal body language.

Infant Activities

  • Making associations between words and colors in books.
  • Learning words in sign language.
  • Responding to and imitating sounds and rhymes through songs.
  • Identifying facial expressions and sounds.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Read a book such as “Red Light, Green Light” to make associations between words and colors.
  • Go to to find and practice simple sign language words like “mommy,” “please,” “milk” and “I love you.”
  • Identify facial expressions and sounds in front of a mirror.

Social & Emotional Growth

Focus: Building trust with adults and other infants.

We create a safe and secure environment by providing warm, nurturing, personalized care and responding to your child's signals. Your child will see many different, yet consistent and familiar faces and engage in activities that encourage cooperation and imaginative play.

Infant Activities

  • Nurturing attachments with familiar adults.
  • Playing near and developing familiarity with other children and teachers.
  • Learning self-awareness through songs.
  • Displaying social gestures through interactive materials.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Have members of your family hug, cradle and praise the baby to nurture attachments with familiar people.
  • Sing “Where is Baby?” to help develop a sense of self-awareness.
  • Read the poem, “Wave, Wave, Wave” to help baby learn social gestures like waving.

Fine & Gross Motor Skills

Focus: Strengthening your baby's finger, hand, arm and leg muscles.

Our teachers assist your child's physical development through tasks that improve coordination, accuracy and balance. They receive encouragement and positive reinforcement every step of the way.

Infant Activities

  • Learning to lift, hold and turn their head, roll over, sit up and crawl.
  • Developing leg muscles using objects that support walking.
  • Learning to feed themselves by holding bottles on their own.
  • Engaging in sensory play, including finger painting, play dough and blocks covered in different fabrics.
  • Exploring the outdoors through daily walks in strollers and playing outside in the playground.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Give your baby “tummy time” so they can practice lifting, turning and holding their head; rolling over; sitting up; and crawling.
  • Use toy strollers, grocery carts or other objects that support walking to help your child develop strong leg muscles.
  • Use finger painting, play dough, bags and blocks covered in different fabrics to have sensory play time with your child.
  • Explore the outdoors through daily walks in strollers and playing outside.

Health Essentials

Focus: Keeping your infant healthy and safe.

Health Essentials is a set of CDC-based standard operating procedures that can help mitigate the spread of potential infection throughout our Academy. Health Essentials is a key part of our overall COVID-19 response, expanding upon existing disinfection and health protocols that offer parents and staff peace of mind and demonstrates our commitment to creating a healthy and safe environment for learning and working.

Health Essentials guidelines are focused on four principles designed to cover various preventative, protective and corrective measures that address COVID-19:

1. Wellness Education

The solution starts with an understanding.

  • Children learn how following proper hygienic practices can keep them healthy
  • Academy staff receives training and must abide by enhanced health and safety practices outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2. Enhanced Hygiene

Soap and water is the best solution.

  • Soap and water offer the simplest solution to combat infection
  • Staff increase handwashing frequency
  • All children must wash their hands upon entering their room at the start of each day and all recommended times thereafter in addition to following standard Academy handwashing procedures

3. Healthy Environment

A clean facility keeps families safe.

Academies adhere to advanced cleaning procedures:

  • Nightly cleaning
  • Daily laundering of soft items and bedding
  • Limiting items brought into the Academy

4. Symptom Monitoring

Keeping a watchful eye

  • Temperature monitoring at the Academy entrance.
  • Track symptoms using AcademyLink®
  • Isolate symptomatic children from others immediately upon observation
  • Contact parents for pickup from the Academy
  • Daily health check is completed upon arrival

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How Life Essentials is different

Questions? Answers.

Explore some of the most frequently asked questions from parents of infants.

Q. Do you provide diapers?
A. We ask parents to provide disposable or cloth diapers, wipes, ointments and powders for their child. We maintain a small supply of diapers that can be used if your personal supply runs out.
Q. Do you provide formula?
A. We ask that parents provide formula or breast milk for their child. Please provide us with freshly prepared bottles daily until your child is ready to begin eating Kiddie Academy menu items. Always label bottles and food containers with your child’s first and last name and the date. We’ll get your child's feeding schedule from you to maintain consistency with the feeding routine you’re establishing at home.
Q. What if my child gets sick?
A. We’ll call you or a designated adult from your Emergency Information Form so that your child can be picked up as soon as possible from the Academy. While waiting to be picked up, your child will rest quietly, away from other children.
Q. What policies are Academies required to have in place to address safety?
A. Our facilities and outdoor play areas are required to have secure entries and exits that are maintained by an electronic entry system. Only individuals authorized by you are allowed to pick up your child from the Academy. All employees are required to have undergone background checks prior to employment.
Q. What are your teacher qualifications?
A. All Kiddie Academy teachers must meet or exceed the state requirements for child care providers and are required to receive ongoing professional training annually. We also require background checks through local, county, state and/or federal agencies prior to employment.
Q. Do you use “bouncy seats” or similar devices?
A. No. We never leave infants unattended and believe that they should be unrestricted because children can learn best when they can move around and explore their environment.
Q. What will my child be doing?
A. Your child will be assigned a primary teacher who will play, read and talk with your child. This helps nurture the child’s skills development in six areas – Social, Emotional, Communications, Fine Motor, Gross Motor and Cognitive. Your child will nap and feed consistent with the routines you’ve begun to establish at home.
Q. Can I drop in to observe?
A. Due to the concerns around COVID-19, we are unable to allow drop-in observation by parents or family members. We hope to reverse this rule as soon as it becomes safe.
Q. Do you take the children outdoors?
A. Yes, weather permitting, we take children outside daily. Children should be dressed appropriately for playing on our playground or taking group walks.
Q. Do you have cameras in the classroom?
A. Many, but not all, Kiddie Academy locations have classroom cameras that parents can access via mobile or desktop apps. For the most accurate information on classroom cameras, contact your Academy directly to learn about camera availability and policies.
Q. What is your health and safety policy?
A. Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care follows our Health Essentials guidelines, a set of standard operating procedures that can help mitigate the spread of potential infection throughout our Academies. This includes precautions and recommendations for COVID-19 which are specifically focused on social distancing, disinfection, wellness education and symptom monitoring. These protocols may vary based on region and level of outbreak in the area. The goal of Health Essentials is to uphold the highest level of health precautions and cleanliness for proper child care delivery.
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