Supervised Toddlers walking on small bridge at Moss Street Children’s Center.

Littles

Ages 3–24 Months

Quality infant care is based on respectful and responsive relation-based care. Through sensitive observation, we read important cues from the infant. These cues help meet the needs of infants accurately and in a timely fashion. Toddlers are unique explorers and scientists who use their whole bodies to experience and investigate the world. They learn best through their senses, so we provide ample opportunities for "hands on" learning activities.


Cost of Services

EFFECTIVE JUNE 20, 2022

UO Student All Other Families
$5.50 per hour $7.70 per hour

Classroom Hours

  • Chickadee: Monday–Friday, 8:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
  • Finch: Monday–Friday, 8:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

Daily Communication

We recognize that parents often need current information about their child’s sleeping, eating, and toileting routines, as well as their behavior while in care. Brief check-ins at drop-off or pick-up are a good way to share information about how children are doing each day. Teachers are often busy with other children, however, so they may not always be available. Scheduled meetings with teachers are generally more helpful than dropping by.

In addition to conferences that are scheduled each year, parents or teachers can request an individual meeting if questions or concerns arise.


Food

Breakfast and an afternoon snack are prepared by the Moss Street staff. Parents provide a daily shelf-stable lunch. The children and staff eat all meals together at classroom tables. We believe that these shared meals help develop relationships, interest in food, good eating habits, and social and self-help skills.

Feeding Infants

The schedule of feeding times for our youngest age group is “on demand” and dictated by the indicators each child gives. For children 3–12 months only, parents are allowed to supply some or all of the food served to their child while in care.

Once children are 1 year old, they are transitioned to the daily menu that is served to the rest of the children at our center. This means Moss Street provides the breakfast and afternoon snack food, which includes cow’s milk, and meals are served at preset times of the day.

Learn More About Our Nutrition Program

Staff for our Littles community

Ashley Newman

Ashley Newman

Infant Lead Teacher
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Barbara Ellis

Barbara Ellis

Infant/Young Toddler Lead Teacher
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Danijela Koh

Danijela Koh

Infant Teacher Coach
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Kassi Sheridan

Kassi Sheridan

Infant Lead Teacher
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Keanu Wong

Keanu Wong

Infant/Young Toddler Lead Teacher
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