Toddlers

“Thank you for such an excellent place to learn, grow, and mature for our children!  The staff at this school never fail to make the children feel important and special .”

 – Karina & Hawke Robinson, Programmer

Dianna Stecker
AAS Early Childhood Education

Teacher/Child Ratio: 1:6
Maximum Class Size: 12
Ages of Children: 1-2 years

Personal Background:

While working on my AAS Degree at SFCC in Early Childhood Education, I did an internship in the Toddler Class at SFCC.  I enjoyed it so much that after I graduated, I worked at the Spokane Montessori Schools-Toddler House for three years.  I also worked at Charis Montessori in the Toddler Class for two years.  I have been teaching at North Wall in the Infant and Toddler program for the last 11 years.

Philosophy of Teaching:

I believe in showing respect, dignity and appreciation for the uniqueness of each child, and to respect the family and culture that each child is blessed with. I will provide appropriate activities and create and maintain a safe and healthy environment that fosters children’s social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual development.

Goals for the Class:

  • To show each child they are loved, special and important
  • To provide various materials and activities which facilitate multi-sensory experiences
  • To foster a caring environment filled with unconditional love and acceptance
  • To plan learning experiences for physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive growth

Class Schedule:

7:30 – North Wall opens; exploration

8:00 – Snack/breakfast

8:30 – Change diapers/toilet

9:00 – CIRCLE TIME AND LEARNING CENTERS (Language/Literacy, Cognitive, Creative Expression, Social/Emotional, and Physical)

10:00 – Change diapers/toilet

10:30 – Music circle

*11:00 – Outdoor Time

11:30 – Grace and lunch/check diapers

12:00 – Nap time

2:30 – Change diapers 

3:00 – LEARNING CENTERS

*3:30 – Outdoor Time

4:00 – Circle

4:30 – Change diapers and snack

4:45 – Exploration until North Wall closes at 5:30