“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

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

India Krueger, Working towards AA in Early Childhood Education

Vanessa Armstrong, BA Children Studies, Registered Behavior Technician

Personal Background:

India attended North Wall as an infant through kindergarten. She joined the team in 2021 and has worked in a variety of classes, eventually landing in preschool as a co-teacher. She is continuing to take classes towards her degree. India is all about spending time with her family golfing, at the cabin or just hanging out. She married this past year and is excited to see what this school year brings.

Personal Background:

Vanessa home schooled her children before joining us at North Wall in 2016. She has worked in many classrooms but fell in love with the preschoolers. Vanessa holds a BA in Children’s Studies and worked at Northwest Autism Center as a certified and registered Behavior Technician. She loves to spend time outdoors with her family hiking, camping and backpacking. Educating children is a high priority for her, so when she is not devoting time to her children at home, she is devoting it to yours!

Teaching Philosophy:

Our 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 our desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. We will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks. We 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