Infants & Toddlers

Program Goals for Infants

Our Infant Care Programming Stives to:

  • Care for infants in a warm and affectionate way that lets children know that they are special people. Includes the physical affection and cuddling that is so important at this particular stage of development.
  • Completely meet each child’s physical needs.
  • Provide opportunities for exploration and social interaction through a set of daily activities rich in variety—e.g. movement to song, naming objects, push-and-pull toys, blocks, coloring, painting, puzzles, pegs and peg boards.
  • Prepare activities to stimulate the senses—eyes, ears, fingers, taste, and smell. Engaging finger play, the experience of different textures, storybooks, paste and glue.
  • Provide opportunity for the development of large and small muscles.
  • Establish an observation system in which notes on children are kept.
  • Be supportive of parental involvement and encouraging open and honest communication while using tact and discretion.

Program Goals for Toddlers

Our toddler care programming strives to:

  • Establish respect for the environment, the equipment and materials.
  • Provide a warm and accepting environment in which children can work and play.
  • Promote and instill a sense of caring for and sensitivity towards others. A foundation for respect is established.
  • Instill a sense of curiosity.
  • Provide experiences with open-ended questions and where process, not product, is emphasized.
  • Provide a variety of active ways children can use their bodies to participate in fine and gross motor activities, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Encourage participation in simple games and songs.
  • Provide for the language development that is so important at this stage of development.

To Register

To make an appointment for a walk through, call HBS at 617-547-5554 and make an appointment with Jewel Russell or Emma Jeune, or send email to

Expect a response within 24 business hours.