Studies have shown that babies who were held and comforted when they needed it during the first six months of their life tended to be more secure and confident as toddlers and older children. If a baby spends at least one year in an infant room benefiting from the one-on-one attention a Babies Rock volunteer provides, imagine how much more that confidence level can skyrocket?
The Babies Rock program brings community volunteers into infant classrooms to interact with babies and give them extra one-on-one attention. It’s a great opportunity to help the babies learn to bond to more than one person which simultaneously teaches them about trust and closeness to people.
What Do Volunteers Do?
It might sound crazy, but volunteers spend most of their time rocking babies with Babies Rock! After completing a Safe Sleep training and reviewing Talk with Me Baby videos with the Babies Rock Program Coordinator, they are assigned an infant classroom to visit for at least one hour each week.
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Interested in Volunteering?
If you’d like to volunteer for Babies Rock, please send an email to Pauline DeMartin below with the subject “Babies Rock.” Please note, all applicants must be willing to undergo a Level II Background check to be considered to volunteer.