Early Learning for Waddlers

Ages 1-2: Waddler Classrooms at Northwest Center Kids Early Learning

Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos

Our Waddler classroom is a busy place where children explore interesting books, toys, and activities and develop relationships with friends and caregivers. Our teachers and classroom environment encourage Waddlers to build confidence and begin learning independent skills, with plenty of imagination and fun. Some of the ways Waddlers learn include:

  • Playing with cause-and-effect toys (where the child’s actions cause a toy to rattle, pop up, or play music)
  • Playing pretend with baby dolls, dress-up clothing, cars, and blocks
  • Joining groups for songs, finger plays, and storybooks
  • Scheduled outside time to practice mobility and explore
  • Exploring a variety of materials including paint, crayons, and chalk
  • Practicing independence skills, such as washing hands, using utensils and cups, and eventually cleaning up dishes after mealtimes. (We understand learning all of these new skills takes time and practice, so we are flexible and encourage open communication with families.)

Inside our Waddler Classroom

Disability-Inclusive Early Learning that Benefits Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers of All Abilities

With expertise in disability inclusion and an innovative approach to early childhood education going back to 1965, Northwest Center Kids Early Learning is proud to provide caring and inclusive daycare to children with and without disabilities in Seattle. We believe disability-inclusive childcare benefits children of all abilities and that all early learning educators can successfully include children with disabilities and challenging behaviors. We encourage you to learn about our early learning curriculum and to explore how you can make your preschool, daycare, or childcare inclusive through our IMPACT online courses and consultations.