At Federation Early Learning Services (FELS), we know that the first five years of life are a time of wonder; a time of extraordinary growth; a time for building foundations that will last a lifetime. During this period, a child’s brain develops more than it ever will.
At FELS, every infant is assigned a primary caregiver who is responsible for bonding with that child, giving him/her individual attention, developing a trusting relationship and attending to his needs. Our staff talks to children. They hold them. They hug them. They know that every infant has a different personality, different preferences and different rates of development.
Our infants are all on different schedules. Feeding and diapering time provide wonderful opportunities for conversation and connecting in a very positive way. Our environments include soft, cuddly toys; inviting, textured picture books; colorful and manipulative materials. All are chosen because they are safe, enriching and entertaining.
We believe that parents are their child’s primary and most important teacher. Our staff works in partnership with parents to create the best experience for every child.
Our staff realizes that they have an important job. They enjoy the relationships that they develop with family members and they appreciate the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life.