“You ladies are amazing! You manage to command respect and attention from a dozen 3 year olds while still keeping the space friendly, fun, and educational! Our daughter loves you.”
Amy Dutton, self-employed
Teacher/Child Ratio: 1:10
Maximum Class Size: 16
Ages of Children: 2 1/2 – 4 years
Before starting my career at North Wall 6 1/2 years ago, I was a stay-at-home mom of my two children, Jaylin and Jaysen. Beyond these years of experience, I also hold a BA in Children’s Studies from Eastern Washington University. I began working at Northwest Autism Center as a certified and registered Behavior Technician about a year ago. I wanted to further educate myself in other ways I can help children grow. When not in the classroom, I love to spend time outdoors challenging myself by hiking, camping, and backpacking with my children. Educating children is a high priority for me, so when I’m not devoting my time to my children at home, I am devoting it to yours!
My philosophy of education is that all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. I will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks. I choose to promote respect, personal independence, and overall, just being kind humans to help make our community a place we are proud to be a part of.
Goals for the Class:
- To foster an environment of personal independence while continually encouraging the children to voice their thoughts and opinions.
- To provide an assortment of activities and materials to promote physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive growth
- To make every child to feel welcome when they arrive, safe when they are at school, and loved when they leave, so we can do it all again.
- To make families feel welcome and keep open lines of communication to help their children challenge themselves and reach their full potential.
8:00 – Arrival, bathroom, morning snack, free choice activities
9:00 – Circle
9:15 – Morning Learning Centers (language, math, art, science, social studies)
10:00 – Bathrooms, clean-up
10:15 Outdoor Time
11:00 – Music and movement, show and share
11:15 – Lunch
12:00 – Bathroom
12:30 – Nap/rest time
2:30 – Wake up, bathroom, afternoon snack
3:00 – Afternoon centers
3:30 – Outdoor Time
4:15 – bathrooms, closing Circle
4:30 – Get ready for departure, snack
5:00 – Close of school