what is wallaby?

We’re not a preschool, child care center, kids’ gym or indoor playground. We are the eastside’s one-of-a-kind source for the best classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and great services for their parents and caregivers too. No matter your family structure or parenting style, we’ll make you feel right at home.

Please explore our website to learn more about our unique offerings, including parent & me classes, children’s birthday parties, and drop-off playtime (see box at right) – and feel free to contact us anytime to ask questions or schedule a tour. We can’t wait to become part of your family’s life!

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FALL PARENT & ME
Our 20-week fall session of parent & me classes offer children 10-36+ months a comprehensive, developmental and dynamic preschool-like curriculum that includes freeplay, music and movement, arts and crafts, storytime and a healthy snack. Our warm and talented teachers guide children and their grownups through an age-appropriate class routine that emphasizes choice, creativity, communication and community while supporting children’s social-emotional, physical and cognitive development in a non-academic, non-competitive way. Priority enrollment (for currently-enrolled families only) starts August 4, and open enrollment starts August 11. View our class schedule, then enroll here.

SOOTHE
This unique parent education and support class uses expressive arts, baby massage, developmental and sensory play, song and movement to help parents with children aged 0-12 months soothe their babies, build community, and increase their sense of parental competency and joy. Meets Tuesdays from 11-11:45am. $400 for 18 weeks. A new session starts August 19, and will feature creating baby toys, exploring multiple ways of knowing, caregiver and babe yoga, nourishing traditions with food and massage to support healthy immunity, mindfulness practices, and archival arts to preserve this awe-inspiring time. Email wes@buddhabelly.com to sign up.

DROP-OFF PLAYTIME
Have you fallen behind on trips to your dentist/doctor/hair salon? Do you have a ton of errands to catch up on? Could you just use a little you time? Or do you want to help your child get used to separating before starting child care or preschool? Leave your little one with us on Fridays from 9am-noon, and our experienced caregivers will make sure he’s safe and happy. It’s as affordable, easier, and way more fun than getting a sitter. Available for children 0-5 years old. RSVP required (no drop-ins) and space is limited to 10 children, so please contact us in advance to let us know if you would like us to hold a spot for your child. Please note that you DO NOT need to be enrolled in a parent & me class to use drop-off playtime, though in combination, they do make an excellent separation/preschool prep program!

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