Professional Care You Can Trust
Play-Based Enrichment Kids Love
Child care should be affordable, flexible and reliable. The Wiggle & Work team makes that happen while nurturing, caring for and playing with babies and toddlers on our playground, designed for ages 3 months through 3 years.
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
“Play is the work of childhood.” – Mr. Rogers
At Wiggle & Work, we follow a play-based learning method in which the children, under our supervision, are given the opportunity for independent and group play. Following the child’s lead, supported by our professionals, fosters exploration, experimentation and imagination to encourage learning and creative problem solving. Children are supported and comforted to foster healthy separation from parents to securly grow independent and confident away from mom or dad.
Babies and toddlers are little sponges, soaking up everything they see, hear, touch, taste and feel. During each 2-hour child care session, our staff facilitates natural learning by organizing developmentally appropriate activities for each age group. Each session may include activities that encourage:
- Language Skills through story time, songs, music and puppets
- Fine Motor Skills with blocks, puzzles, play doh, clay, and coloring
- Gross Motor Skills with climbing, sliding and walking
- Imagination and Creativity through pretend play
- Socialization with parallel play, taking turns and group meals
OUR VETTING PROCESS
Our child care providers are experienced professionals with backgrounds in Early Childhood Education and Development and certified in pediatric first aid and CPR. We run federal, state and local background checks alongside reference checks for each and every Wiggle & Work team member.
FEEDING AND DIAPER CHANGES
To teach children self regulation and socialization, we sit together for snacks and meals* an hour into every session. To help parents get more work done, we are happy to change diapers and provide potty visits for babies and toddlers with the consent of both parent and child.
*We are a nut-and-peanut-free facility
SEPARATION ANXIETY PROGRAM
Many children as both babies and toddlers experience separation anxiety, a healthy and normal part of development and secure attachment. Our facility helps parent and child separate slowly so that children learn that Wiggle & Work is a safe and fun place where mom or dad always come back!
Most children take between 1-3 naps throughout the day. At Wiggle & Work, we have a few ways your baby or toddler can sleep. For children that need a dark and quiet place to sleep, parents can reserve our Nap Room and place their child in our portable crib for sleep, and then continue working at the desk in the room. For babies under 1, we have a swing and bouncer. Additionally, our care providers use LILLEbaby carriers to babywear, so babies used to being carried can get some rest as well.