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Phone: (616) 682-8300
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Address: 7030 E. Fulton St. Ada, MI 49301
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Gentle Giraffes

An Infant Classroom

Our Gentle Giraffes program has twelve infants ranging from approximately 6 weeks through approximately 13 months old. We have 3 consistent and nurturing staff caring for our infants daily.

Program Details

As your child transitions into our Gentle Giraffes room, we will adhere to their home feeding schedule until approximately 15 months (or sooner) to create a more toddler friendly schedule. Your child will be taking one nap per day and eating three meals from our nutritional menu. Our loving teachers will be spending time with all the children throughout the day, however your child will have their own primary teacher. As they transition from our infant to toddler rooms, we promote more texture table activities, outdoor play, and sensory art for your child to explore.

  • The room is enhanced with in-floor heating

  • Adult to Child Ratio 1:4

  • Feeding, Naps, diapers are all recorded daily

  • Center provides toys, equipment, bibs, sippy cups, and wipes

  • Personal crib and storage area provided

  • Parents provide an extra set of clothes, diapers, bottles, baby food, crib sheet

  • Comfortable, toddler shoes required

  • Separate Sleeping Area.

  • Provide appropriate attire for daily outside time.

  • A secure live video feed

Meet our Gentle Giraffes Teacher:

Ms. Kourtney: Lead Teacher

My name is Kourtney and I have been with the Big Steps family since July 2017. I have worked as a Teacher Assistant and am excited to make the transition to Lead Teacher! I am currently enrolled at Western Michigan University studying Child and Family Development. I will be receiving my Bachelor’s degree this December!

In order to advance my career, the leadership team has kindly allowed me to work beside them as a part-time administrative intern. In my spare time I enjoy dabbling in photography, spending time with friends and family, and relaxing at coffee shops around Grand Rapids. I look forward to helping your little one grow! Let the adventure begin! 

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