(6 weeks – 12 months)
Providing a warm and stimulating environment for our Hula Babies with rocking chairs, soft classical music, soft lighting, and loving nurturing teachers make the Hula Babies feel like they are at home. Each family develops their child’s daily schedule. Your family sets nap time, playtime and bottle times to ensure consistency between home and Pineapple Cove Academy. Each of our babies has their own personalized crib and linens, further ensuring their comfort.
The Hula Baby teachers work one-on-one with parents to ensure that each Hula Baby is receiving an individualized experience and that their specific needs are being met. We strongly encourage an open door policy, and phone calls throughout the day allows parents opportunities to speak with their baby’s teacher directly.
During their earliest days, babies are learning about the world around them. Every encounter is an opportunity to learn something new. During this time babies are also developing bonds of love and trust with their parents and others as part of social and emotional development. Our Hula Baby teachers have been trained to talk, respond, praise, sing, and read to each child to encourage healthy brain and emotional development.
Keeping our Hula Babies clean and healthy is vital to the extraordinary care that they receive at Pineapple Cove Academy. Our Hula Baby teachers are very familiar with healthy habits including; frequent hand washing, toy sanitation, and proper diaper changing practices. We know that clean, healthy babies become happy, secure children.
What are your teacher qualifications?
All Pineapple Cove Academy teachers meet or exceed the state requirements for child care providers. We also require ongoing professional training that all staff must complete annually. In order to maintain our high safety standards, all staff are also required to hold first-aid and CPR training. Furthermore, a level 2 background screening is required on all staff before employment begins.
How is formula & breast milk stored?
Our hula baby teachers have been trained in how to safely store and keep formula and breast milk. Parents can choose to either bring daily pre-filled bottles of formula or store their formula at the academy and have the teachers prepare. Breast milk can also be brought in daily or kept frozen at the academy.
What do I need to provide from home?
Pineapple Cove Academy provides each child with their own comfortable crib & sheet. We ask parents to provide their baby’s diapers, wipes, & ointment.
What kind of schedule will my baby be on while at the academy?
In order to keep the consistency between home and school, we believe that it is important for our Hula Babies to stay on their natural or parent chosen routine. You will work directly with the Hula Baby teachers to create a nap and meal schedule that works best for your baby.
How do you communicate with parents?
Pineapple Cove Academy utilizes a mobile app called Tadpoles Parents. Through this application parents will receive daily photos, reports, and important meal & diapering information.
What if my child gets sick while at the academy?
Upon enrollment all parents are provided with our Exclusion Policy which outlines when your toddler should stay home, as well as why we would call you to pick your child up from the academy.
Do you have cameras in the classrooms?
Safety is paramount at Pineapple Cove Academy. Therefore; each classroom, playground, and common area is equipped with cameras. If you are ever interested in viewing footage, simply make an appointment with the academy’s director.
Is Pineapple Cove Academy accredited?
The accreditation process requires each school to meet specific quality standards in areas such as interactions among teachers and children, staff to child ratios, developmental appropriateness of the curriculum, staff qualifications, health and safety, and administration.
It also requires schools to undergo a validation process to verify their compliance with APPLE guidelines which may be more stringent than state licensing requirements.
If you would like to learn more about APPLE Visit www.faccm.org website.