Category Archives: Infant Learning

5-Star Center

I visited a NC 5-star licensed center in the Piedmont Triad area, thinking I’d have few recommendations. But when I entered an infant room, babies were lined up facing the teacher: two were in swings, three in infant seats, and one in a seated playpen. There was a mat on the floor, but teachers had placed seats, rather than babies, on of it. Being restricted to seats, swings, playpens, and cribs when awake doesn’t help babies learn to move their bodies, use their muscles, or develop their minds and personalities.  Put them on the floor – on their backs unless you’re sitting with them.