The teachers in the infants’ room are primarily concerned with meeting the babies’ daily needs and helping them develop motor skills, language, and a sense of emotional security. Our infants lie, sit, and crawl, and each stage of development has a place in our classroom. In the first year, infants learn to focus their vision, reach out, explore, and learn about the things that are around them. Cognitive or brain development means the learning process of memory, language, thinking, and reasoning. Learning language is more than making sounds (“babble”), or saying “ma-ma” and “da-da”. Listening, understanding, and knowing the names of people and things are all a part of language development. During this stage, infants also are developing bonds of love and trust with their parents and others as part of social and emotional development. The way parents and teachers cuddle, hold, and play with infants will set the basis for how they will interact with them and others.