Our infant classrooms will utilize the philosophy of Primary Caregiving. Each of our two infant classrooms will have eight children and two teachers, and within those classrooms each teacher will be assigned to provide Primary Care for four infants. Primary Caregiving suggests assigning a staff member to a set of children, to allow a strong bond to form between not only the child and caregiver, but the caregiver and family as well. It is through close relationships with caring adults that children flourish, discover their world, and learn who they are.
At Eco Kids, we believe in providing as much support as possible to breastfeeding mothers. We support mothers who wish to visit their child during the day and breastfeed them at our facility. The mother can choose to breastfeed in a comfortable chair in a private area or in the room in which the child is being cared for. We support a mother’s right to breastfeed where she feels most comfortable and feel that it is healthy for other children to witness breastfeeding in a supportive environment. If you ever encounter an issue or have a question about breastfeeding at Eco Kids, please see The Director.
Eco Kids is currently in the process of becoming a NYS certified Breastfeeding Friendly Center!