Welcome to Bethel’s high-quality early childhood programs, located on the Willamette High School campus.
The Willamette Infant Toddler Center (ITC) & Little Wolverines Preschool/Child Care Center believe child care can and should be an opportunity for education, with children learning their best through play, interactions and experiences.
The ITC is open to infants ages 6 weeks-24 months and toddlers 24-36 months who are children of current Bethel School District employees, current Willamette students and from the public at-large.
The Little Wolverines preschool program welcomes children from the public at-large who are ages 3-5 years old.
The professional educators in the ITC and Little Wolverines programs provide opportunities for affectionate, nurturing, stimulating, and age-appropriate activities.
Through developmental screening, evaluations, daily observations, and parent/family input we build the foundation for developing individual and group activities for children. We believe that all children should be allowed to develop and grow at their own pace.
The ITC and Little Wolverines programs foster an environment where children can succeed and where parents and staff work together to provide the very best experiences for their children.
Experienced Professionals: ITC teachers are highly trained with strong backgrounds and experience working with young children. All have current First Aid, CPR, and Food Handler cards and have completed 2 hours of required Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse training. Staff also complete an additional 20 hours of trainings each year related to Early Childhood Development or Early Childhood Education.
Caring Staff: Compassion, fairness, respect, and patience are shown to each child.
Creative Curriculum: ITC uses The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos and The Creative Curriculum for Preschoolers which covers 36 objectives for development and learning in social-emotional, physical, language, cognitive, literacy and mathematics.
Data Supported: We use the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) screening tool that looks at five developmental areas of each child’s growth: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social.
Parent Communication: Daily communication about your child through email, phone calls, or face to face.
Children are served breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack free of charge. (Similac and Similac Sensitive formula is offered free of charge for bottle-fed infants.)
ITC and Little Wolverines participate in the USDA food program and follow federal guidelines for healthy, nutritious meals provided in the recommended serving sizes for infants and toddlers and preschoolers. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
To foster independence, our preschoolers learn how to serve themselves at each meal.
Our facility includes a fenced-in play yard, providing opportunities for plenty of outside time.
ITC also has access to the artificial turf athletic field, gyms, track, tennis courts, and baseball fields on the Willamette campus.
Music and movement is a highly anticipated part of the day.