Our Infant program accommodates 10 children, aged 3 months to 18 months. Our programs are very popular, so APPLY early.
Our schedule is based on the needs of each individual child. Children may sleep and eat when they require it throughout the day.
A typical day in the infant room consists of (although no two days are ever the same!):
|7:30am-8:30am||Morning arrival and greeting time|
|8:30am-9:15am||Snack time - milk is served
Sleep time for those who require a nap
|10:00am-11:00am||Outside time - going for a walk or playing in the yard|
|11:00am-11:30am||Sensory or planned programming or circle|
|12:30pm||Sleep time - for those who require a nap|
|2:30pm||Programming and creative art|
Infant Program Teacher Bios:
Sarah, RECE - Currently on Maternity Leave (April 2019).
Hi My name is Sarah and I work in the Infant room. I completed my ECE at Sheridan College and graduated in April 2007. I have been working in the Infant Room for the past six years but spent my first year as the Centre T.A.
I am continuously furthering my education by attending workshops on child development at the Early Years Centre.
I really enjoy working with the infants because they are always doing something new and exciting everyday.
My name is Sherry. I am a former CCCCG employee and very proud to be back at the centre after being a stay at home mom for the past 14 years. In that time I also had a successful home daycare business. I am excited to be back as a full time RECE in the Infant program.I look forward to working with the children, parents and staff. I live in Guelph with my husband of 17 years and we have a 14 year old son. I spend a lot of my time with family and friends when I am not at work. I also enjoy travelling to watch my son play rep. basketball.
My name is Nikcole. I received my Early Childhood Education diploma from Conestoga College in April of 2014. I joined the CCCCG centre in September 2014. I love working with children and being their partner through their developmental journey. I strive to create an environment where the children can feel free and safe to explore. It's my belief that children learn best when they are given opportunities that allow them to explore their interest or the wonders that they may have. At the end of it all building strong relationships with the children and their families is important to me in order to support the children along their journey.
Melissa - Currently on Maternity Leave (March 2019).
Hello, my name is Melissa and I started at Campus Co-op in March of 2014. I quickly fell in love with the Centre and the children and knew I wanted to work with children as a career. I am currently completing my Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship at Conestoga College, and will graduate with my Early Childhood Educator Diploma in December of 2017. I spend most of my time as the Toddler Green Educational Assistant and they bring me such joy as I watch them grow and develop. I also assist the Senior Preschool room with their bathroom routine and this group amazes me with the complexity of their play and imaginations. I also do some housekeeping at the Centre. I love to read to the children, sing with them, and provide stimulating and challenging art experiences. I believe that children are curious, competent, and capable. I thoroughly enjoy working with the children at our Centre and their families.
Rachel - Infant Teaching Assistant (no photo available)
My name is Rachel. I started in March 2015 as a Teaching Assistant in the Infant program at CCCCG. Although my background is in the Arts, I have been surrounded by children my whole life. I have a wonderful family full of 8 nieces & nephews varying in age from 1 to 10 years old. This is where my love of children grew. I love doing arts and crafts with the children and allowing their individual creativity to flow. Watching the children learn and grow through the past year has been a very rewarding experience.
Hello! My name is Carolyn Boily, but at work I go by “Lyn”. I attended the University of Guelph, graduating in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Child, Youth and Family studies, as well as my ECE. Having watched my mother work in the school system growing up, I discovered very early on that I wanted to work with children as well. I have been working and volunteering in child and family settings ever since high school, including schools, Early Years centres, Girl Guides and various theatre / Renaissance Festival events. I started as a supply staff at CCCCG in 2017, and now spend half my day in our Infant Program, and the other half in our Senior Preschool Room. Bouncing between the two age groups can be very busy, but it has been a great opportunity to experience how children’s learning develops as they grow! I love reading, dramatic play and look forward to helping each child develop resiliency skills and their own, unique, sense of self!