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Serving eight children between the ages of two and 12 months, the teachers individualize each child's feeding, sleeping and diapering schedule.

Each of our classrooms has a dedicated lead teacher and assistant teacher. Children also are cared for by our teaching assistants.

Meet your lead teacher, Ms. Rebecca "Becca" Boyett

Becca Boyett

Welcome to the infant room! My name is Becca Boyett. I've been the lead infant teacher since 2016. While completing my education in 2014, I worked at the Early Childhood Laboratory as a teacher's assistant. I graduated from SFA in December 2014, earning a bachelor's degree in child development and family living. Upon my graduation, I briefly left the ECHL and joined the teaching team at GETCAP Head Start from 2014 to 2016. I've worked with young children since I was very young and could not imagine a better career.

I have twin daughters, Addyson and Brylee, who graduated from the SFA Charter School and are now attending Nacogdoches ISD. Addyson is extremely creative and dreams of working for NASA one day and becoming an astronaut. Brylee plays tournament travel softball year-round and one day wants to play college softball for Oklahoma State University and compete in the Olympics. In our free time, we enjoy taking our boat out on the lake, especially lakes we have never been to.

I'm very passionate about young children and cannot wait to learn and grow with your child. Welcome to the ECHL and infant room family!

Meet your assistant teacher, Ms. Alisia Lozano

Alicia Lozano

Hello, my name is Alisia Lozano, and I am the assistant teacher in the infant room. I was born and raised in Anaheim, California, but moved to Nacogdoches in 2016 with my family. I began my educational career by graduating from Angelina College with my associate degree in graphic design. I’m bilingual and can fluently speak, write and read in Spanish. My favorite pastime is spending time with my fur babies, Yoda and Mae, and my family. My passion for working with infants developed by taking care of my rambunctious nephews.

Professionally, I have continued to grow and develop my passion for working with children within various ages. Since 2018, I have loved my experiences watching infants develop and hit milestones by assisting them in learning new skills. In my scope of expertise, I enjoy developing trust with the infants by assuring them that it is a safe place. I look forward to meeting you and your kiddo(s) as they explore the exciting adventures in the infant room.

Activities and development

Early Childhood Laboratory classrooms follow the Constructivist Theory approach. Our teachers develop outdoor lesson plans to correlate with weekly lesson plans that reinforce indoor learning and structure playtime to optimize learning. Using curriculum and assessments for guidance, design of the learning centers is based on the learning needs of each individual child.

Infants learn through sensory, exploration, cause and effect, and group activities such as stories and music.

Daily schedule

The infant room's daily schedule is very flexible.

Time Activity
7:10 to 8 a.m. Arrival, greeting
8 to 8:15 a.m. Floor play
8:15 to 9 a.m. Snacks, brush teeth, bottles
9 to 9:30 a.m. Diapering
9:30 to 9:45 a.m. Group time, music, floor play
9:45 to 10 a.m. Prepare for morning naps
10:45 to 11 a.m. Waking and preparation for lunch
11 a.m. to Noon Lunch and individual time
12:30 to 1 p.m. Diapering
1 to 2 p.m. Afternoon naps
2 to 2:20 p.m. Waking, snacks, bottles
2:25 to 3 p.m. Outside play
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Floor play, music
4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Diapering, walks, prepare for home

Stocking their cubby

Here's a quick checklist of items to keep in your child's classroom cubby:

  • Diapers
  • Formula/Milk/Breastmilk
  • Food (infants transitioning to food do not participate in the ECHL food services program.)
  • Lovey (small comfort item)
  • Two to three sets of season-appropriate clothing

We provide diaper wipes, burp cloths, bibs, naptime items (cot, pillow and blanket), toothbrush and water bottle (for infants 6+ months). 

Toys must stay at home. 

New families:

Bring three to four photos of family members for your child's scrapbook collage page.

Photo gallery of classroom, motor circle and playground


Our infant playground, with abundant shade, offers a variety of toys and activities for our scooters, crawlers and early walkers.



Early Childhood Laboratory
Phone: 936.468.4006
Fax: 936.468.8226
Staff directory

Physical Address:
Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center
2428 Raguet St.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6105, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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