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. 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
I graduated from Angelina College with a associate's degree in graphic design. I was born and raised in Anaheim, California, and in 2016 I moved to this amazing small town called Nacogdoches with my family. I have the best supportive people in my life and my adorable little fur baby named Yoda.
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.
The infant room's daily schedule is very flexible.
|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:
- 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.
Bring three to four photos of family members for your child's scrapbook collage page.
Our infant playground, with abundant shade, offers a variety of toys and activities for our scooters, crawlers and early walkers.