Infant and Toddler Classrooms

Birth – 3 years old

Our infant and toddler classrooms provide a warm, nurturing environment where each child is encouraged to embrace and build on their developmental strengths in an engaging classroom and routines that support children’s play with a variety of learning opportunities, as well as encouraging adult-child interactions.

Each classroom has two primary caregivers including a lead teacher and an assistant teacher. The classroom follows a 1:4 teacher: child ratio. The focus of each primary caregiver is to provide flexibility to meet each child’s individual needs as well as leaving room for planned activities. We are able to create strong bonds, build quality relationships, and foster each child’s growth.

Our classrooms are equipped with developmentally appropriate materials and equipment to enable learning and growth. While most of the learning takes place in the classroom, we continue learning outdoors twice a day where children will be able to use all senses by seeing, touching, hearing, smelling, and taking in all of the outdoor experiences. We also have strollers/wagons for the children to explore and learn about the world around them on our nature path.

Because communication is the key to keeping parents involved and aware of their child’s development and growth while at the center, we will provide the following:

* Frequent conversations between teachers and parents either in person or by phone.
* Monthly newsletters about activities in the classroom and around the center.
* Parent/teacher conferences two times a year to discuss child assessments of development and growth.
* The opportunity to develop relationships between the classroom and the families through our family events and activities.

dorothy's daycare infant and childcare program
dorothy's daycare infant and childcare program

Typical Daily Schedule

Breakfast (20 minutes)
Bodily Care
Large Group (25 minutes)
Choice time, snack (80 minutes)
Small Group (15 minutes)
Bodily Care
Outside (60 minutes)
Bodily Care

Lunch (20 minutes) and nap (2 hours)
Bodily Care
Snack (20 minutes)
Large Group (10 minutes)
Small Group (20 minutes)
Choice time (60 minutes)
Bodily Care
Outside (60 minutes)

Young infants will follow their own individual sleep, eat, play routine.

school hours

M-F: 7:00 am - 6:00pm


7265 Merritt Rd.
Ypsilanti Charter Twp, MI 48197

6420 Textile Rd,
Ypsilanti Charter Twp, MI 48197


(734) 483-9684