1st Year Toddler

For: Children 1-year-old by August 31 for the school year beginning the following fall quarter.Picture of little girl playing with a toy.

Overview

First Year Toddlers at Bellevue College (BC) are between 13 and 24 months of age when classes begin in late September. As the class continues through the following spring (late May), parents notice many changes in the growth and development of their children during this exciting year.

Your baby used to sit on the floor and play or contentedly gaze around the room while sitting on your lap. Now she’s on the GO, never knowing when to STOP! His curiosity and skill level can lead to behaviors both exciting AND exasperating for parents!

Parent and child come to class together. During this two-hour class, there’s a period set aside for Parent Education. Every other week you and half the parents meet with the parent education instructor for discussion and support while the other parents are with the children and their teachers. At first your child may want to sit on your lap, but soon he will discover that the room designed for him by the children’s teachers is a much more interesting place to be.

It’s fun to watch your child the first time you attend a 1st Year Toddler class together. There are new faces, exciting choices and fun activities in a classroom designed especially for this period of development. Wow! Goop to touch, vehicles to ride, water to pour, toys to manipulate, obstacles to climb. Parents make fast friends with the other parents in class, riding the same roller coaster of emotions–everything from amazement to bewilderment.

Your parent education instructor and children’s teachers guide you through this spirited stage of your child’s development.

Observe a Class

Classes do not meet during the summer. You may schedule an observation appointment anytime from October, after classes begin in the fall, until the school year ends in late May.

How to Register

View our Registration Page.

Specific priority for One Day Classes: A second child from the same family will pay 50% less.

Schedule below is for 2014-2015 school year.

Class Location
Item#
Birthdate
Day & Time
Contact
Sammamish Wobblers and 1st Year Toddlers70061/13 - 10/13M 10:00a-12:00pBarbara Hill
Sammamish 1st and 2nd Year Toddlers70076/12 - 2/13T 9:30-11:30aStephanie Sloan
Mercer Island 1st and 2nd Year Toddlers70103/12 - 3/13W 9:30-11:30aCubba Reese
Mercer Island 1st Year Toddlers70119/12 - 8/13Th 9:30-11:30aKarima Devji
North Bellevue 1st Year Toddlers70169/12 - 8/13M 9:30-11:30aStephanie Sloan
North Bellevue 1st Year Toddlers70179/12 - 8/13T 9:30-11:30aLisa Allen
North Bellevue 1st Year Toddlers70189/12 - 8/13W 9:30-11:30aLisa Allen
North Bellevue 1st Year Toddlers70199/12 - 8/13Th 9:30-11:30aJanelle Durham
North Bellevue 1st and 2nd Year Toddlers70209/12 - 8/13F 9:30-11:30aWendy Hatheway
North Bellevue 1st and 2nd Year Toddlers70224/12 - 8/13T eve 5:45-7:45pLinda Myers
Note: Ist Year Toddler classes start in late September and run through May each school year.

Please note that class times, days, locations and tuition are subject to change.