Pre-Toddlers

“Thank you for being such a great teacher and for providing such a wonderful and nurturing environment for our little one.  He loves it at North Wall, and it is so reassuring to know that he is in the right place!  Thank you for all that you do!”

-Vange Hochheimer, Whitworth University Professor

Katie Libutti
BA in Children’s Studies

Teacher/Child Ratio: 1:4
Maximum Class Size: 12
Ages of Children: 1-2 years

Personal Background:

While majoring in children’s studies at Eastern Washington University, I did my observations at North Wall Schools where I fell in love with the staff and children. This will be my ninth year at North Wall and my eighth year as a lead teacher. I am excited for the road ahead of me!

Philosophy of Teaching:

It is my belief that children are gifts from God. My goal as teacher is to encourage the children to be the best they can be. I do this by being positive, respectful, and nurturing. Teamwork between parents, teacher, and child is the primary foundation in helping children grow and flourish through their educational years.

Goals for the Class:

  • To help children develop self-awareness
  • To help children develop independence
  • To provide a safe, secure, stimulating environment
  • To plan purposeful activities that allows children to explore through sensory, physical, emotional, and cognitive domains.
  • To work as a team with families to support each student

Class Schedule:

7:30 – Arrival time and snack
8:30 – Diapers
9:00 – Circle, Songs, and Learning Centers (Language/Literacy, Cognitive, Creative Expression, Social/Emotional & Physical)
10:00 – Diapers
10:30 – Outdoor time
11:15 – Grace and lunch
12:00 – Nap time (quiet activities for those awake)
2:30 – Afternoon snack
2:45 – Diapers
3:00— Circle, Songs, and Learning Centers (Language/Literacy, Cognitive, Creative Expression, Social/Emotional & Physical)
4:00—Outdoor time
4:30—Diapers
4:45 – Late afternoon snack
5:00 – Free exploration until 5:30