Early Childhood Center
Make WNS a part of your child’s life from the very beginning
The WNS Parent/Toddler classes provide a unique opportunity for young children to begin the lifelong journey of inquiry and exploration with the safe support of a trusted adult. Our Parent/Toddler classes are available for children 18-32 months.
Our play-based Parent/Toddler classes are not only a wonderful opportunity for families to get to know the WNS community but also a place for sharing and learning about parenting with peers and experts in the field of early childhood education. The Parent/Toddler program is an ideal bridge into the preschool years for both children and parents.
Parent and Me Outdoor Exploration Class – Saturdays
In this class, focused on outdoor and nature-based experiences, parents and toddlers explore sand, water, climbing and other active play in our beautiful school play yard. Children discover the natural world through gardening, sensory play, and natural materials. The class culminates in a circle time that incorporates music, dancing, and stories.
Saturdays – 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Session 1: 9/8/18 – 11/10/18
Session 2: 12/1/18 – 2/23/19 (no class 12/22, 12/29, 1/5)
Session 3: 3/9/19 – 6/8/19 (no class 3/23, 3/30, 4/20, 5/25)
Parent and Me Art Explorations Class – Tuesdays
In this parent and me class, there is a focus on sensory and art experiences, clay, paint, wind, light and shadow, and other expressive materials that are explored in our school art studio. Children and their parents build friendships and community in an environment that encourages investigation, curiosity, imagination, and experimentation. The class culminates in a circle time that incorporates music, dancing, and stories followed by a short outdoor experience.
Tuesdays – 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Session 1: 9/4/18 – 12/4/18 (no class 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/20)
Session 2: 12/11/18 – 2/26/19 (no class 12/25, 1/1)
Session 3: 3/5/19 – 5/14/19 (no class 3/26)
The 2018-19 Parent/Toddler classes occur one day per week on either Tuesdays or Saturdays for 90 minutes in each of three 10-week sessions. Space is limited (9-12 children per class), and enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis.
The cost is $500 per session. Payment must be made in full in order to secure your child’s registration. Parents are welcome to register for one or both classes, as well as one, two, or all three sessions.
Please note: there is a $150 cancellation fee if written cancellation is received at least 30 days prior to the start of a session. There are no refunds after this date, and there are no refunds or make-up classes for any missed classes.
Participation in the WNS Parent/Toddler program is not a prerequisite for, nor does it assure, admission into the WNS Preschool. Families who are interested in applying to our preschool program for the 2019-20 school year must submit a preschool application.