Infant Class

Warm and responsive care is provided for the children in the Infant Class. Schedules are adjusted according to the child’s individual sleeping and eating patterns. A variety of toys and books are provided for indoor activity. Additionally, your infant will be exposed to various opportunities to develop both fine and gross motor skills. Some activities include tummy time, developmentally appropriate floor exercises, stacking blocks and other items, and learning how to play with different sized balls. Your infant will be exposed to emergent language development and literacy skills through read-alouds, singing, finger plays and chants, and engagement in conversation. The children enjoy outdoor walks in the 6-baby wagons and are introduced to nature and other outdoor surroundings. As the children become more mobile, they can enjoy the Infant/Toddler playground. The Enrichment Classes, Spanish and Music, are provided twice a week in the Infant room.

The Lead Teacher is Mrs. Rachel with an assigned Teacher's Assistant.

Teaching Staff

  • Rachel Martinez

    Rachel Martinez

    Rachel Martinez

    Lead Teacher
    Email: [email protected]

    Rachel Martinez has an Associates of Applied Science from San Antonio College. She currently holds two certificates, a CDA Certificate and a Technical Certificate. She is also a member of the Parent Advisory Committee at Travis Early College High School and has over 25 years of Early Childhood Education experience.

    Mrs. Rachel’s career at Laurel Heights has spanned over a decade, from starting as an assistant teacher in the Toddler Class to now being the current lead teacher in the Infant Class. “Laurel Heights is my second family, and I enjoy working with Infants and being part of each child’s development as well as working with their families to reach individual goals.” She believes that a strong foundation reflects the outcome of a child’s abilities and accomplishments.

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors-swimming, camping, and going for walks. She also enjoys the company of her family and friends and cherishes every moment she has with them.