Parent-Tot (1.5 – 2.5 Years)

This class is a parent/caregiver-accompanied class for kids ages 1½ to 2 ½ by September 1st of the enrolling school year. Children and parents learn together in a supportive and stimulating environment. Class time includes opportunity for the joyful exploration of social interactions, sensory exploration, hands-on learning and parent education. Parents will learn alongside their children as the teacher models meaningful and age appropriate activities and skills including effective use of language, conflict resolution and learning strategies for our youngest students. Delightful teacher-created treasures will be shared including our best play dough recipe and fun projects to try at home with your children. Each class session will include a parent education handout highlighting a topic of interest for parents of young children. Class structure will allow for open communication between parents and teachers to support understanding and implementation of the week’s education topic. This class will encourage the creation of a classroom community and provide opportunity for lifelong connections and friendships.

The Parent-Tot class meets once a week from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Please review our current schedule, tuition, and fees. There is one teacher and 6 students (accompanied by their parent/caregiver).

A Day in the Parent-Tot Classroom

Parent-Tot is an opportunity for care-givers and their children to explore and learn together. Each day will start with a set-up that will include a sensory activity (shaving cream, play dough, slime, rice, water, dirt etc.), an art experience and multiple manipulative activities (balls, ramps, pegs, puzzles). After exploring these activities, there will be short clean-up. Then, Ms Kristi will lead the class in reading a story together. This might be with a set of board books or with a large book. Ms Kristi will also lead the class in songs and sometimes include musical instruments. After the group meeting, children will wash hands and sit down for snack. We will practice skills such as drinking from a cup. This time is also a wonderful opportunity for Ms Kristi to facilitate a discussion around an article or topic of interest. This might be a developmental topic or something as simple as a recipe. It is a great time for sharing and listening. After snack, we will head outside or stay in the classroom for some big body movement with balls, scarves, instruments and music. We will end our time together with the goodbye song.

Sample Schedule

9:15 a.m. – Welcome and Choice Time
9:45 a.m. – Clean-up
9:50 a.m. – Stories and Songs
10:00 a.m.- Wash Hands and Snack Time
10:20 a.m.- Big Movement Time or Outside Time
10:40 a.m.- Goodbye Song