Discover the joys of infant and baby care.
We focus on gross motor skills such as tummy time and rolling over. We engage in talking, reading and singing to encourage language development. Lastly we start working on fine motor skills as the child grows and becomes able to hold, grasp and pinch.
Our infant and baby program provides a warm, welcoming environment where your baby can grow from a bundle of joy to a bundle of curiosity. Your baby's primary caregiver is a nurturing early child development professional who is focused on creating experiences and opportunities that invite exploration and support the rapid and important development that is occurring in a child's first year.
More than just daycare, at Happy Day Academy we are focused on keeping your baby happy, engaged, and secure. We personalize care for each infant based on his or her unique schedule, nutritional guidelines, and any other special attention he/she requires. We only accept 3 infants under 12 months at a time.
We also participate in the CACFP food program and pride ourselves on being designated as a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care, from Child Care Aware of Kansas and the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc.
The designation recognizes programs that provide a high level of support to families of breastfeeding babies enrolled in child care. There are five criteria included in the designation.
creates a culturally appropriate breastfeeding-friendly environment.
has written policies that reflect a commitment to support breastfeeding mothers.
provides educational materials and information to breastfeeding mothers and family members.
ensures that staff are trained in the skills needed to support and promote breastfeeding.
has written policies that reflect a commitment to support breastfeeding employees.
Research shows that breastfeeding provides infants the healthiest start in life. However, children who are routinely cared for by someone other than their parents are less likely to be breastfed. When child care programs provide support and encouragement for breastfeeding families, it is easier for mothers to continue breastfeeding after returning to work, thus their babies continue to receive optimal nurturing and nutrition.