- ABOUT THE COMPASS SCHOOL
- CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
- CHOOSING THE RIGHT SCHOOL
Choose from two, three, or five full-day a week daycare program options.
The space is designed for infants to move, explore and discover. The environment is free of swings, high chairs or other traditional constraints unlike a typical daycare facility. Natural lighting, thoughtfully displayed materials, and interesting manipulatives invite curiosity while promoting a calm ambiance.
The RIE/Pickler methodology encourages respectful and meaningful interactions between teachers and infants. Teachers continuously communicate intentions and outcomes to children, in order to foster their feelings of security and independence. Basic sign language is introduced as a means to communicate needs and wants. Teachers interact with children at their level, not from above.
Daily routines facilitate social & emotional security through the creation of a predictable classroom environment, centered around the interests and needs of the child. Art, music, language, and fine/gross motor activities are introduced to support curricular objectives. Older infants eat snacks and meals at a table, to encourage development of motor skills and teach appropriate social interactions. Each classroom houses a separate crib area for napping, a changing station, and a kitchen area for food preparation & clean-up.
Teachers communicate scheduled activities through lesson plans, and share photos and descriptions of class experiences through project boards. Each child’s infant experience is also documented weekly through the use of portfolios, journals, and daily snapshots/highlights that describe each day’s adventures.
“I like how the teachers expose the infants to so many different things. I am a new mom, and have gotten so much wonderful information and great tips from my son’s teachers.”
-Infant parent, Cincinnati, OH