Infants are especially attracted to human sights, sounds, and touch. Infant caregivers are always in sight offering their voices as well as recordings of music and rhymes. Babies are held, rocked, and spoken to. As the babies begin to explore on their own, equipment to develop sight, listening, and manipulation are available.
As babies approach toddler stage, small motor development is encouraged through finger painting, and other manipulatives designed to develop the small muscles of the hands as well as hand-eye coordination. Developmentally appropriate equipment is introduced gradually that focuses on enhancing large motor skills. Daily reports of activities and routines are made by the teachers. Communication between parent and teacher is essential.