Infant Room Basics:

Staff to child ratio: 1:4, with a maximum of 8 children per classroom

Schedule: On demand- children nap and eat as needed, working with family's schedules to maintain consistency between school and home.

Our Safe Sleep Policies: Grandma's Place follows the Oregon Early Learning Division's guidelines for safe sleep.  Click the link above for more information.

Primary Care Giving: Grandma’s Place uses Primary Care Giving in our entire infant–toddler program. Primary Care Giving means that the infant or toddler and their family have someone special with whom to build an intimate relationship. This person will generally have daily written communication with parent(s) of each child.

What do we do in the Infant Room?

When I’m in the infant room I like to:

  • Be fed on demand unless my parents have another schedule
  • Be held and rocked, have stories read to me, and songs sung to me
  • Have tummy time and “socialize” with my friends
  • Play one on one games with my teacher
  • Take naps when I feel tired
  • Take walks outside on dry warm days

What should I bring to school?

1. Diapers and wipes for the week

  • Cloth diapers are welcome, please talk to the director about accommodations.

2. At least two changes of clothes

  • I get messy during the day and sometimes my diaper leaks.

3. Socks or Slippers

  • Unless we go outside for a walk, we do not wear shoes in our classroom. This makes our environment clean and safe.

4. A sleep sack and a crib sheet

  • We ask each family to provide their own bedding; the smell and feel of bedding from home is comforting. Please bring an extra sheet in case one gets dirty. Crib sheets need to be a “porta crib” size. Sleep sacks (not blankets) are required by the Early Learning Division until children are at least one year old.  


Infant Child Care in Portland, OR