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Parent-Toddler Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:45am-11:45am

Our Parent-Toddler class is designed for caregivers and children 2 or turning 2 during the school year.

The Goals of Allen Creek’s Parent-Toddler Programs include:

  • Pleasure in the mastery of everyday school and self-care routines
  • Enjoyment in learning, playing, creating, cooperating, and socializing
  • Using words to understand and manage feelings
  • Experiences of success, building self-esteem for parent and toddler
  • Parental understanding of the developmental process
  • Increased parental satisfaction in assisting the child’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth
  • Preparation for preschool
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Allen Creek Preschool building

Family & School Partnership

Experienced teachers provide interesting and age-appropriate activities for a small group of parents and toddlers. Parents and toddlers spend this special time together in a school environment that facilitates mutual understanding and pleasure in mastery. Each class in Allen Creek’s Parent-Toddler Program has a Family Consultant as a resource regarding child development. Parents, teachers, and Family Consultants work together to provide an optimal school experience for each individual child and family.

Family Consultants and Parents

The Family Consultant component is a unique resource to the Allen Creek community, available at no other area preschool, and is provided at no additional cost.

Family Consultants are professionals with a specialization in child development – psychoanalysts, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers – who are resources for Allen Creek families. Through weekly observations in the classroom, discussions with teachers, in-service meetings, individual parent meetings, and conferences, our family consultants support both teachers and parents in understanding each child’s growth.

Parents, teachers, family consultants and children form a circle of community. Their collaboration is part of what makes Allen Creek exceptional among preschools.

“My child loved school, loved the way she felt at school, loved what she was learning and how she was learning it ... Parents, meanwhile, formed a community, too, as a result of our twice-monthly Wednesday night meetings. At these meetings, which were led by child psychologists, we talked about the challenges and joys of parenting.”

— Cathy Weinert