Preschool

“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

Vanessa Armstrong
Preschool Teacher

Teacher/Child Ratio: 1:9
Maximum Class Size: 16
Ages of Children: 2 1/2 – 4 years

Personal Background:

Before starting my career at North Wall 4 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. When not in the classroom, I love to spend my 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!

Teaching Philosophy:

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.

Class Schedule:

8:00-9:00 Arrival/Bathroom/Snack

9:00-9:30 Circle

9:30-10:00 Outside

10:00-11:00 Centers/Bathroom

11:00-11:30 Outside

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00-12:30 Bathrooms

12:30-2:30 Naptime

2:30-3:00 Bathroom/Snack

3:00-3:45 Outside

3:45-4:00 Circle

4:00-4:30- Free Play/Bathrooms

4:30-5:00 Snack/Pick Up