Welcome to Spirit Infant Center
Spirit Infant Center is located near downtown Los Angeles, within walking distance of the University of Southern California along the Jefferson Boulevard Corridor. We are committed to the nurturing and positive development of the infants and toddlers entrusted to our care. We believe that infant care is best provided in a small, home like setting that also serves as a gentle introduction to early childhood education.
Infants change on a daily basis. Our goal is to provide each child with an experience that is a seamless transition from home to the Center. Our days are filled with fun and discovery. We respect each child’s unique personality and we seek to nurture their development as they grow under our care. The infants are transitioned through appropriate gross motor and fine motor developmental activities that are both stimulating and fun, as they are able. We view ourselves as direct partners with the parents in the circle of care involving their infant.
As our infants transition to the toddler stage of their development, their personalities continue to emerge, sometimes by leaps and bounds. Along with the emergence of their personalities, so does their need to explore their environment. During this phase of their development, every aspect of their development tends to “explode”. Toddlers are typically curious, and excited about exploring and learning new things. Their vocabulary expands, and the children thrive when engaging in learning activities that are masked as play time. We subscribe to the notion that true learning is a messy process, rather than a linear process, and that it involves all of the children’s senses. Taste, touch and smell are as essential as seeing, speaking and listening. We maintain a safe, nurturing environment that encourages learning, exploration, and discovery.
Each member of the Infant Center staff is trained and qualified in Early Childhood Education with the necessary academic background, as well as at least one year prior employment for the teachers. Staff is also required to continue their education by attending college courses, seminars, workshops, and/or other forms of training in the field of education. All staff members are also CPR and First Aid certified. The staff members at Spirit Infant Center are energetic, supportive, and above all loving and caring professionals. We encourage you to tour our facilities to meet our wonderful staff.