How does it feel to be with seven babies all day? The professional staff at Blessed Sacrament Academy’s Infant Program tells us, “It takes a lot of love and patience.” “They don’t nap all at the same time.”
The sweet faces of those youngest in our care confirm they are feeling happy, safe and comfortable with their daycare providers.
In addition to the usual feeding, and diaper changing, staff provides age appropriate toys and activities to help develop and cultivate emerging skills. An extra-special touch comes from Foster Grandparents volunteers who stop by for a rocking chair session from time to time.
Several Por Vida Academy Charter High School students have children attending the Child Development Center. One of the babies in the infant program is the five month old daughter of Elisabeth, a senior looking forward to graduation this year after spending several semesters working with the credit-recovery program. “There is no other school in San Antonio like Por Vida,” Elisabeth said. “Because I was a middle school dropout, I was turned down by every other school I applied to. It’s just a real help that I can leave my baby daughter in capable hands all day at the CDC.” Elisabeth is looking forward to attending Northwest Vista College to begin studying for a degree in Psychology.
Students from the high school may apply for childcare subsidies from a program administered through the City of San Antonio. The parents must be working or going to school to qualify.
The Infant Program benefits from funding raised in Birdies for Charity® an exciting fundraising program linked to the Valero Texas Open. Please consider an online donation to BSA. We receive 100% of the funds from this campaign which are directly applied to the Child Development Center’s infant program (for partial scholarships), for professional development and classroom educational resources.