October Infant Newsletter


Hello October~

This month’s theme is autumn! We will celebrate the autumn season by going to the market and selecting pumpkins for our classroom. The pumpkins will be a sensory work for the infants to enjoy! Additionally, we will complete a corn-husk painting project for you to take home at the end of the month.

Many infants are trying new foods at school. During feeding times (such as breakfast and lunch), we utilize low-seated chairs and tables. We also hold infants—who are too small for the chairs—in our laps. They are encouraged to self-feed by drinking from open cups and using utensils. When babies practice self-help skills (such as feeding), the develop large and small motor skills, gain confidence, and become more independent.

Learn to move, move to learn:
Babies need to move freely in a safe
place. When babies are allowed to move
and explore on their own, they learn about
their environment and abilities. Babies
develop confidence and problem-solving
skills as they move, explore, and relate to
their environment.
— RIE Principal

Dates to remember:

  • Home visits begin this month!
  • October 3: Infant photos (Please have your child dressed and ready for individual and sibling photos.)
  • October 8-10: PFM closed for playground remodel
  • October 31: Preschool Halloween sing at 9:30am

Classroom reminder:

If your child needs formula (for bottle-feeding), please have bottles pre-made when arriving at school. It is helpful to keep extra forumla in your child's cubby. Please also ensure your child has a rain coat and pants in their cubby. Thank you!