A Happy Child: The Holistic Approach
The Baby Vine offers a holistic learning approach that supports all of the developmental domains including: social & emotional development, approaches to learning, language & literacy development, creativity & the arts, cognitive development, as well as physical & motor development. All of these domains and their components as outlined in the Minnesota Department of Education, Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs), are listed below and are equally important in terms of the development of the whole child. Daily activities are created to support each of the domains by incorporating child engaging materials and a variety of learning methods. In addition, authentic observations by the child care provider and preschool teacher occur on a daily basis in order to track the developmental progress of each child and adapt ways of supporting individual learning goals as needed. The Baby Vine commits to caring for each child and their unique set of needs as they navigate the early phases of child development in order to best support later stages of life.
The Baby Vine prides itself on its low ratio model. This critical factor allows for quality attention and support needed for each child as they continue to grow. By providing a holistic, safe, and Eco-Friendly Certified Environment that has been strategically laid out for this age group’s needs, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are able to explore freely without restriction and will have access to developmentally appropriate materials within their reach. All children will have constant supervision and are encouraged to learn at their own rate and pace. For a full explanation of the multi-curriculum and method approach The Baby Vine implements, go to the Multi-Curriculum Method & Approach section.
Activities & Equipment
Musical Instruments / Singing
Blocks / Balls
Sensory Table / Creative Art Materials
Soft Mats / Tunnels / Wheely Bugs / Peanut Bouncing Balls
Books / Reading Corner
Games / Learning Activities
Picture cards (lifestyle, cultural, emotional, etc.)
Glider to rock on (learning, reading, feeding, etc.)
Dramatic Play Area / Props
Multi-Child Interactive Stroller for Park & Outdoor Adventures
Fenced in Backyard with Outdoor Equipment (picnic tables, water table, sprinkler, vehicles, chalk, etc.)