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Waddlers (12 months- 18 months)

This room is the perfect transition from infants to toddlers. Your child will learn to walk and run, sit on chairs at the table for meals and activities and sleep on cots.

Our Waddler teachers and aides have extensive childcare experience and are certified in CPR and First Aid. When it comes to taking care of your little one, our staff is equipped with love, patience and childcare experience. From morning drop-off to evening pick-up, we promise to meet your child’s needs and keep them active and engaged.

Our Waddler schedule includes:

  • Music Time
  • Art Projects (Coloring, Painting, etc.)
  • Indoor and Outdoor Playtime
  • Sign Language
  • Numbers, Letters, Shapes, and Colors
  • Circle Time
  • Naptime
  • Caring Interaction

Daily activities focus on sharing, using words, active moving and interaction with peers and teachers. Our goal is to ready your waddler for toddlers by promoting communication, sharing and basic life skills.

Daily Connect

The Dawn of Discovery Waddler classroom is equipped with the Daily Connect smartphone app to communicate with parents throughout the day. Our staff will keep track of your little one’s eating, sleeping and diaper-changing schedule and send you text messages and photo updates.

Contact us today to schedule a tour or to learn more about the Waddler care services Dawn of Discovery offers to the Northwest Suburbs.

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We joined the Dawn of Discovery family almost 2 years ago. Our son started in the Preschool 1 room and our daughter started in Toddler 1. We recently moved out of the area and needed to find something closer to home but both our kids LOVED all their teachers at Dawn of Discovery.
I give them 5 stars because my son was diagnosed with ASD; Aspergers and Sensory Processing Disorder - while Dawn of Discovery ended up not being the ideal environment for him because of his special needs all of the teachers and directors were VERY courteous and professional on working on a plan with us to help our monkey and kept in good communications with us on when he was having hard days.
Dawn of Discovery always has fun things going on in the classrooms for kids. Our daughter's favorite thing in the world is all things oceans after Miss Shanna did a unit in her classroom and she was so proud of the octopus she made!
Miss Jess, Miss Mandy, Miss Shayla, Miss Hailey, Miss Lexi, Miss Taylor and more will all be missed by our family!!
Miss Jenna, Miss Patty, and Miss Andrea were all wonderful to work with as far as communicating with us on things going on with the kids. We loved the app we got to use in checking in on the kids throughout the day.
Had we not moved we would have stayed with Dawn of Discovery until Kindergarten time. We are so grateful we found Dawn of DIscovery and that our kids were lucky enough to have the great teachers that they did.
THANK YOU DAWN OF DISCOVERY!!!