Toddlers

For children 13 – 36 months on August 31st

children and teacher holding hands

Overview

This is a parent-child class where the caregiver (mother, father, grandparent or nanny) attends a weekly class with the child. The children’s program is filled with engaging activities designed especially for this period of development, with art activities, sensory experiences, imaginative play, large motor challenges, music time, and more! Parents have the opportunity to connect with other families, build supportive friendships, spend quality playtime with their children, and attend parent education sessions to learn about child development.

 

Watch this video to see our in-person class in action:

What will your child experience at our class?

We offer a well-rounded curriculum which stimulates all your child’s senses, builds skills in all areas of development, and exposes them to an array of activities that will engage their curiosity and love of learning.

In-Person (when health guidelines allow): We’ll have group time for songs, rhymes, and movement games. Plus we have large motor activities like tumbling mats, riding toys, and outdoor play. Children build small motor skills with puzzles, shape sorters, trains, and blocks. Imaginary play opportunities include dolls, toy kitchens, and dress-up clothes. Art experiences include play-dough, painting, collage, and drawing. The sensory table and water table allow for experimentation with scooping, pouring, measuring and mixing.

In our program your child will get many of the benefits they would get from taking art classes, music lessons, gym classes, and attending story time, all rolled together in one class. Toddlers learn best when they are interacting with familiar people in a nurturing setting, and there is a reliable, predictable routine.

Online Option: During each week’s online class, a portion of our time will be child-focused “group time”, where we build the foundations of musical knowledge while we sing songs and try out rhythm instruments, we build the foundations of literacy with rhymes and stories, and we practice skills like paying attention to the teacher and taking turns. During class and in follow-up emails, teachers will also offer ideas for easy hands-on activities parents can do with their children at home, information about what the child is learning from each activity, and guidance in supporting your child’s development. Activity ideas will include large motor activities, small motor skills, art, and sensory play.

What will you get out of our class?

Class includes Parent Education. Discussions cover topics like early learning, language development, discipline, tantrums, emotional intelligence, sleep challenges, potty training, and preschool choice. The parent educator leads the discussion, offers helpful resources and expert advice tailored to your unique family. Parents share experiences, offer support, and build friendships with other families as they ride the roller coaster of life with a toddler.

In online classes, parent education is held each week and one-on-one consultations with the parent educator are available by appointment. At in-person classes, each week half the parents meet with the parent educator. The other parents and the children’s teachers supervise the children while they continue to explore classroom activities. Your child is welcome to be at parent education with you, but we encourage children to come and play.

How to Register / Choosing a Class

To register, check the table below to find the item number of the class you want to enroll in, then go to our Online Registration.

Location: We offer toddler classes in Bellevue, Mercer Island, Renton, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, and online. (Click here for addresses, Map and Directions.)

Tuition: Tuition and fees have not yet been set by the college for next year. For 2020-21, it was $53.88 per quarter in college tuition (paid through the college system), plus lab fees of $130 for online classes or $195 for in-person classes (paid directly to your instructor). A second child from the same family will pay 50% less. Scholarships are available; a confidential application is made through the class instructor.

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Class LocationItem#BirthdateScheduleInstructorAvailability
Wobblers / Young Toddlers70045/19 - 12/19W 9:45-11:00a
plus parent ed one evening a week
Vicki SmolkeOpen
Wobblers / Young Toddlers70055/19 - 12/19Th 9:45-11:00a,
plus parent ed one evening a week
Vicki SmolkeOpen
Sammamish Toddlers70069/17 - 8/19M 10:30-11:30aBarb HillOpen
Bellevue / Mercer I Toddlers70189/17 - 8/19W 10:00-11:00aJanelle Durham Corvie ThykkuttathilOpen
Blvu / Issaquah / Renton Toddlers70299/17 - 8/19M 10:00-11:00aSara TretheweyOpen
Class LocationItem
#
BirthdateScheduleContactAvailability
Campus Wobbler/Young Toddler70045/20-12/20W 9:30-11:30aVicki SmolkeOpen
Campus Wobbler/Young Toddler70055/20-12/20Th 9:30-11:30aVicki SmolkeOpen
Sammamish Young Toddler70061/20-10/20M 9:30-11:30aBarb HillOpen
Sammamish 1st & 2nd Year Todd70073/19-3/20T 9:30-11:30aSTAFFOpen
Mercer Island 1st & 2nd Year Todd70103/19-3/20W 9:30-11:30aSTAFFOpen
Mercer Island 1st Year Toddler70119/19-8/20Th 9:30-11:30aSTAFFOpen
Eastgate 2nd Year Toddler70149/18-8/19T 10:00-12:00STAFFOpen
North Bellevue 1st Year Toddler70179/19-8/20T 9:30-11:30aSTAFFOpen
North Bellevue 1st Year Toddler70189/19-8/20W 9:30-11:30aJanelle Durham
Corvie Thykkuttathil
Open
North Bellevue 1st Year Toddler70199/19-8/20Th 9:30-11:30aSTAFFOpen
ONLINE Evening 1st & 2nd Year Todd70224/19-8/20T 6:00-7:30pJanelle DurhamOpen
Renton Sunrise 2nd Year Todd
70239/18-8/19M 9:30-11:30aCorvie ThykkuttathilOpen
ONLINE 1st & 2nd year Toddlers70244/19-8/20 F 10-11:30aSTAFFOpen
Issaquah 2nd Year Toddler70299/18-8/19M 9:30-11:30aSara TretheweyOpen
Sammamish 2nd Year Toddlers70349/18-12/19W 9:30-11:30aSTAFFOpen
Alpine 2nd Year Toddlers70369/18-8/19W 9:30-11:30aSara TretheweyOpen

Toddler classes start in mid to late September and run through May. Families are encouraged to enroll for the full school year for the maximum benefit. However, families can join at any time, if space is available in a class. To visit a class, or if you have questions about a particular class, you can click on the instructor’s name in the table above to send the instructor an email.

What Parents Say About this Class

My partner and I both learned so much! The parent ed topics were all very relevant to us and our current challenges. I appreciate how the parent educator shared personal stories about her own children, it helped remind me that she “gets it” and completely understands from a parent perspective.

Last Updated May 7, 2021