The Hedgehog Room
Whether they’re smiling for the first time, rolling over, crawling, or saying their first words, the infants in The Hedgehog Room are constantly growing, exploring and learning new things.
The Hedgehog Room was designed to provide exceptional care for infants, aged six weeks to ten months. Enrolled families can expect a safe, secure, nurturing, and age-appropriate learning environment. Experienced, well-qualified teachers are staffed at a 1:4 ratio. Teachers are dedicated to responding promptly to every child’s feeding, sleeping, diapering and playtime needs.
Families form partnerships with teachers to develop schedules that cater to each child’s individual needs. Families are provided with daily written reports that accurately summarize the child’s daily activities and record any new developments. In addition to communication at drop off and pick up, families are encouraged to call or visit as desired.
Our teachers provide numerous activities and interactions that stimulate learning and promote growth, while recognizing each child’s individualized schedule. Some activities/interactions include tummy time, group and one-on-one playtime, story time, self-exploration time, as well as an abundance of developmental activities to build strength and mobility.
Children are fed based on their individual schedule and needs. Teachers continually work together with families to review and update the feeding schedule based on the child’s growth (introduction to cereal, baby foods, and solid, table foods).
Alex Licari, a co-lead teacher in the Hedgehog Room, has been with Here We Grow since May of 2017.
Alex graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Oshkosh and is working on her Graduate Degree in Social Work from UW-Madison. During high school and college Alex worked with children through summer camps and child care centers. Alex looks for that positive connection with children and their families.
In her free time, Alex loves being outside and going swimming. When she can, she enjoys going back home to Chicago and visiting family and friends. Although she is from Chicago, she is a Packers fan!
Kaitlyn Rogowski , a co-lead teacher in the Hedgehog Room, has been with Here We Grow since October of 2017.
Kaitlyn graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. During her time in school, she started working in a preschool and quickly fell in love with being a teacher.
Growing up in Wisconsin, Kaitlyn learned to tolerate the cold, but is a lover of sunshine and warmth. In her free time, she loves being outside, going to restaurants and spending time with her friends and family.