Toddler Classes

 

 

Interested in the NIDO Program for the 2024-2025 school year?

 

Register for our next Information Session to learn more about our program!

Friday, May 31st 10:00-11:00am

 

The NIDO Program for 2024-2025 now offers three sessions, including an afternoon session with availability! 

Complete this REGISTRATION FORM to ENROLL in the Afternoon Session, or join the WAITLIST for the morning session. 

Program Description 

Our toddler NIDO classes follow a gradual separation model. During the Fall, children attend class with a parent or caregiver, with the guidance of our NIDO teachers. In January, the children begin the separation process, and parents/caregivers are invited to join Dr. Jennifer Vest for conversation and connection in the nearby Ware Room for part of this time. Once completing the separation process, children attend class independently with the support of the NIDO teachers. The Toddler class includes time for choice play, gross motor exploration, stories and songs, and a snack---a morning filled with the joy of growth and learning for which All Souls School is known. 

Younger Toddlers (12-18 mos) **JOIN WAITLIST**
(born between March 2023-August 2023) 
Mondays & Wednesdays 
9:15-11:15am

Older Toddlers (18-24 mos) **JOIN WAITLIST**
(born between September 2022-February 2023)
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:15-11:15am

Afternoon Toddlers (12-24 mos) **SPACE AVAILABLE**
(born between September 2022-August 2023)
Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:30-2:30pm


Maximum class size is 10 children. 

For the 2024-2025 school year, tuition will be $15,000. 

For those who have children younger than 12 months (born after August 2023), visit our  Parent-Infant Class page for information about our RIE Infant Parent Guidance Classes.

Registration Information

Registration for the NIDO Class for the 2024-2025 school year opens January 8th, 2024. Registration remains open until classrooms are at capacity (10 children).

Note that registration for the NIDO program is a separate process from admission into All Souls School. Families interested in applying to All Souls School for the preschool program (ages 2-5 years) will need complete the regular admissions process with our Director of Admissions, Susan Malone

Program Faculty 

*Megan Taylor-Wolfe is the lead teacher of the NIDO program. Megan has been a teacher for five years at All Souls, working with twos and threes in the 4A and 2A classrooms. Prior to joining All Souls, Megan worked at the Barnard Toddler Center. Megan is a graduate of Columbia University, with a degree in psychology with coursework in child development. Megan has also completed the 60-hour RIE Foundations Class and Pikler workshop series: Engaging with Infants & Toddlers through Respectful and Peaceful Care. 

*Sophie Smyke joins All Souls School this year as the associate teacher of the NIDO program. For two years prior, she served as assistant teacher and post-baccalaureate research fellow at the Barnard College Toddler Center. Sophie is a graduate of Barnard College, with a combined degree in psychology and human rights. 

*Dr. Jennifer Vest, Director of All Souls School, is the pedagogical coordinator for the NIDO program. Jennifer began her career as a preschool and kindergarten teacher, before moving into administration as the Head of Preschool at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School in Memphis. During her time at GSL, Jennifer started the "Little Lukers" twos program, as well as "Mondays at Miss Lee's" parent/toddler classes. Since joining All Souls in 2016, Jennifer has expanded the ages served and offerings for two-year-olds, as well as started the popular "Afternoons at All Souls" and "June Jumpstart" parent/toddler classes for younger siblings and incoming twos. Jennifer has completed five study tours to Reggio Emilia, Italy, a study tour to Finland, as well as the RIE Foundations class and Pikler workshops. She holds four degrees in education, including an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy from Vanderbilt University.