I had an opportunity to carefully observe an infant who was 10 months old boy for about 2 hours in the infant and toddler classroom at Friends Center for Children.
Before entering the classroom, I washed my hands and left my shoes on the door step. You were not allowed to wear your shoes inside, because the kids are young and still crawl on the floor.
When I entered the room, it was a small room where few babies were sleeping in their cribs and some were ready for their snacks. The infants were surrounded by different textures and brilliant colors. There was only one rocking chair so that the caregiver could feed and rock the babies comfortably. The walls were decorated with animal’s cutouts. On the other side of the room there were cabinets and drawers with the sink in between. All the cabinets were child proof and each cabinet had bins that were filled with the babies extra clothes, diapers, and wipes. There was a small changing table where caregivers changed the babies’ diapers. The room floor was mostly carpeted. The kid’s art work was displayed on their eye level. Age appropriate toys like touch and feel puzzles, dolls, mirror blocks and touch and feel books were on the shelf. Outside of the room there was a cubby area where baby’s jackets were hanging. All the cubbies were labeled with each child’s name, picture and their family pictures. The classroom environment provides many choices for different activities. The infant classroom provides a safe, comfortable, clean and attractive environment in which children can spend and enjoy their day with their friends and caregivers.
I observed a 10 month old boy. He had just waked up from his nap time. He was smiling to his caregiver. He had black round eyes and had curly, short black hair. The caregiver called his name and he started moving his hands round and round. He was lying down on his...