Moms and Toddlers in Parent Child Center

Recent research has given us new understanding of how a child’s brain develops. During the first three years of life, the brain is forming connections that will influence a lifetime of skills and potential.

At Walla Walla Community College, we know that a child’s earliest experiences and relationships have long-lasting impact on a child’s development. We strive to share information with parents that will help them form nurturing, warm, responsive relationships with their young children.

Our classes offer a safe, healthy, and child-friendly environment where parents and children can learn together. Activities such as reading, dancing, singing and music enhance language development. A wide variety of play-based learning centers and art materials are available to promote cognitive and creative development. Small children play together in ways that encourage social and emotional growth. Parents have the opportunity to develop supportive relationships with the instructors and other parents to learn skills that build healthy families.

Parent Toddler Class

1 and 2 Year Olds (12-36 months)

Play. Dance. Paint. Sing. Explore. Discuss. Connect.
Your child has a natural way of learning: play!

Play encourages learning through hands-on exploration and observation at your child’s own pace.  This class offers many opportunities for you and your child to play and learn together. Painting, sculpting play-dough, learning songs, building with blocks, and exploring outside are just some of the playful activities available in class.

Of course, parents are the best toy in the classroom, and parents play best when they feel connected and supported.  We support parents by offering discussion sessions during each class, led by an experienced educator. Discussion topics vary and connect directly to the joys and challenges facing modern parents.

Parents stay with their child during class session.

Available sessions and times:

1 Year Olds (12-24 months): Wednesdays, 9 AM – 11 AM

2 Year Olds (24-36 months): Thursdays, 9 AM – 11 AM OR Fridays, 9 AM – 11 AM

How to Register for Infant/Toddler Classes
  1. COMPLETE Registration Form OR call Admissions @ 509.524.5168 (Information is for you as the Parent/Student, not the child)
  2. SUBMIT Registration Form to the Parent Child Center (building B) or Office of Admission and Registration (WWCC main building behind the Bookstore) Skip if you have registered by phone.
  3. PAYMENTS are made with the Cashier at Business Services OR by phone 509.527.4201 the current cost is $16 for a one credit class and $32 for a two credit class for each 10 week course. Please wait 24-48 hours for your registration to be processed before making a payment. WWCC gladly accepts cash, check, debit or credit cards: Visa/Mastercard/American Express.

Common Questions for Infant/Toddler Classes:

Multiple children may be registered with one parent; however, all children must be of appropriate age to attend the class.

Baby and You

Three months to pre-walking

Sing. Move. Play. Connect

Babies learn by playing with their parent/caregiver, and playful imitation builds connection and bonding between parent and child. This class offers many opportunities for you to play and learn together. Dance, exploring musical instruments, tummy time, and nursery rhymes are just some of the playful activities available in the class.

Of course, parents are the best toy in the classroom, and parents play best when they feel connected and supported. This class provides parents an opportunity to meet other people who have children of similar ages and connect and discuss parenting joys and challenges.

Parents stay with their child during class session.

Available sessions and times:

Three months to pre-walking: Mondays, 10 AM – 11 AM

How to Register for Infant/Toddler Classes
  1. COMPLETE Registration Form OR call Admissions @ 509.524.5168 (Information is for you as the Parent/Student, not the child)
  2. SUBMIT Registration Form to the Parent Child Center (building B) or Office of Admission and Registration (WWCC main building behind the Bookstore) Skip if you have registered by phone.
  3. PAYMENTS are made with the Cashier at Business Services OR by phone 509.527.4201 the current cost is $16 for a one credit class and $32 for a two credit class for each 10 week course. Please wait 24-48 hours for your registration to be processed before making a payment. WWCC gladly accepts cash, check, debit or credit cards: Visa/Mastercard/American Express.

Common Questions for Infant/Toddler Classes:

Multiple children may be registered with one parent; however, all children must be of appropriate age to attend the class.

Bringing Baby Home

For Parents/Caregivers of children pre-birth to three

Connect. Discuss. Learn. Strategies

Bringing Baby Home is an evidence-based curriculum developed by The Gottman Institute intended for expecting couples as well as parents of 0-3 year olds. The program has been shown to reduce the occurrence of post-partum mood disorders and depression, decrease relationship hostility, and increase satisfaction between partners. It teaches couples how to regulate conflict, recognize the psychological and emotional needs of their child, and co-parent effectively with a partner. Bringing Baby Home is offered both in Spanish and English.

Available sessions and times:

Call the Parent Child Center at 509.527.4237 for sessions.

How to Register for Infant/Toddler Classes
  1. COMPLETE Registration Form OR call Admissions @ 509.524.5168 (Information is for you as the Parent/Student, not the child)
  2. SUBMIT Registration Form to the Parent Child Center (building B) or Office of Admission and Registration (WWCC main building behind the Bookstore) Skip if you have registered by phone.
  3. PAYMENTS are made with the Cashier at Business Services OR by phone 509.527.4201 the current cost is $16 for a one credit class and $32 for a two credit class for each 10 week course. Please wait 24-48 hours for your registration to be processed before making a payment. WWCC gladly accepts cash, check, debit or credit cards: Visa/Mastercard/American Express.

Common Questions for Infant/Toddler Classes:

Multiple children may be registered with one parent; however, all children must be of appropriate age to attend the class.

Tot Spot

Birth to Five Years Old

Play. Paint. Sing. Explore. Discuss. Connect
Your child has a natural way of learning: play!

Play encourages learning through hands-on exploration and observation at your child’s own pace. This drop-in class offers many opportunities for you and your child to play and learn together. Painting, sculpting play-dough, learning songs, and building with blocks are just some of the playful activities available in class.

Of course, parents are the best toy in the classroom, and parents play best when they feel connected and supported. We support parents by offering discussion sessions during each class, led by an experienced educator. Discussion topics vary and connect directly to the joys and challenges facing modern parents.

This class is free and open to families with children birth to age 5.

Parents stay with their child during class session.

Available sessions and times:

Birth to 5 Years Old: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM at Pioneer Methodist Church

How to Register for Tot Spot
  1. REGISTRATION is completed on site, information is for the parent not the child.
  2. PAYMENTS: The course is offered FREE to the public due to a generous grant.

Explorations in Art & Nature

Two to Five Years Old

Create. Explore. Wonder. Play.
Your child has a natural way of learning: play!

Play encourages learning through hands-on exploration and observation at your child’s own pace. This class offers many opportunities for you and your child to play and learn together. Painting, collage-making, sculpting with clay, and exploring the beautiful trails around the WWCC campus are just some of the playful activities available in class.

Parent Education topics focus on art-making and sharing an appreciation for the natural world with our children.

This class is open to parents and children ages 2-5.

Parents stay with their child during class session.

Available sessions and times:

2 to 5 Years Old: Tuesdays at 12;15 PM – 2:15 PM

How to Register for Infant/Toddler Classes
  1. COMPLETE Registration Form OR call Admissions @ 509.524.5168 (Information is for you as the Parent/Student, not the child)
  2. SUBMIT Registration Form to the Parent Child Center (building B) or Office of Admission and Registration (WWCC main building behind the Bookstore) Skip if you have registered by phone.
  3. PAYMENTS are made with the Cashier at Business Services OR by phone 509.527.4201 the current cost is $16 for a one credit class and $32 for a two credit class for each 10 week course. Please wait 24-48 hours for your registration to be processed before making a payment. WWCC gladly accepts cash, check, debit or credit cards: Visa/Mastercard/American Express.

Common Questions for Infant/Toddler Classes:

Multiple children may be registered with one parent; however, all children must be of appropriate age to attend the class.