Hamilton Center's Infant and Toddler Services Hosted "Mother Goose on the Loose" for Families - June 29, 2010
Hamilton Center’s Infant and Toddler Services recently hosted an event for families enrolled in services for the Infant and Toddler Services Division of Hamilton Center, Inc. On May 20, 25 families (91 people including staff total), attended the “Mother Goose on the Loose” program at the Meadows Banquet Shopping Center.
“The Mother Goose on the Loose” is a program sponsored by the United Way of the Wabash Valley and its’ Success by Six program. Rachel Williams facilitated the program to the families which engaged the children and adults in a variety of activities including rhymes, songs, finger plays, puppets, musical instruments and colored scarves.
Infant and Toddler Services' programs are early childhood programs for families with children up to three years of age. Their focus is to provide excellent supportive, educational and therapeutic services to enhance the lives of infants, young children, and their families.
Infant and Toddler Services' programs are preventative in nature and work with children and families to build on their strengths. Programs are designed to meet each family's interests and priorities as related to their child's growth and development. Services include written information, assistance in connecting with community services and/or extended support through home visits or group activities.
“The Mother Goose on the Loose” program fits nicely with the mission of Hamilton Center’s Infant and Toddler Services since the Success by Six program serves to jump-start children’s learning and brain development. It focuses on the learning process for infants and toddlers, including the importance of repetition, ritual, play, reading, movement, and music; they provide tips for parents and suggest ways to incorporate books and activities when working with children. The activities are planned to build motor, music, social, and pre-literacy skills in infants and toddlers.