“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
BA Children Studies, Certified and Registered Behavioral Technician

Teacher/Child Ratio: 1:10
Maximum Class Size: 16
Ages of Children: 2 1/2 – 4 years

Personal Background:

Before starting my career at North Wall about 8 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. I began working at Northwest Autism Center as a certified and registered Behavior Technician about a year ago. I wanted to further educate myself in other ways I can help children grow. When not in the classroom, I love to spend 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 – Arrival, bathroom, morning snack, free choice activities

9:00 – Circle

9:15 – Morning Learning Centers (language, math, art, science, social studies)

10:00 – Bathrooms, clean-up

10:15 Outdoor Time

11:00 – Music and movement, show and share

11:15 – Lunch

12:00 – Bathroom

12:30 – Nap/rest time

2:30 – Wake up, bathroom, afternoon snack

3:00 – Afternoon centers

3:30 – Outdoor Time

4:15 – bathrooms, closing Circle

4:30 – Get ready for departure, snack

5:00 – Close of school