Frequently Asked Questions
Who are classes for?
Wonder Play & Learn (WP&L) classes are created for children aged birth through 6 years-old and their caregivers. Mothers, fathers, grandparents, nannies, foster parents, etc. are all welcome to attend. WP&L does ask that only one caregiver attend per class to keep the total number of participants to a manageable size.
How are the classes grouped?
WP&L offers three separate sessions to cater to each stage of child development. The Littlest Learners class is meant for children from birth through 12-18 months. The Toddler Time class will include children who are 12-18 months through 3-years-old. Preschool Pals is geared to children that are 3-6-years-old.
What class is best if my child is 18-24 months old?
This will be up to each caregiver to decide. If you feel like your child is developing ahead of peers (physically, socially, emotionally) you may choose to sign up for the Toddler Time class. If you would like to allow a little more time for developing certain skills, you may sign up for the Littlest Learners class. Feel free to inquire with me in advance and I can help you make this decision.
What type of activities will be done in class?
Classes will incorporate a variety of developmentally appropriate and play-based activities. Children and their caregivers will be encouraged to be active learners and engage with the learning materials and other classmates. The activities are designed to stimulate & engage the senses while exploring in a natural surrounding with the overall goal being to encourage a love of learning. All three levels of classes will follow a similar pattern and structure to create a harmonious flow as children age and join the next class level. Activities will be thematic in their makeup and will include seasonal aspects.
Where is the location of the classes?
Classes are held outdoors at Crisp Park in St. Pete and at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church in South Tampa.
Additional park locations may be added for future dates. I am open to alternative locations as well, so please message me with any suggestions!
Who is the instructor?
The instructor is Jessica Alsayegh, an experienced early childhood educator. Jessica has 16+ years of combined experience working with children, with five of those years teaching at the kindergarten and first grade level, She has a son of her own who is now 11-years-old, so she has been through the stages of early childhood in full force! Jessica realizes the sheer importance of those early years in the development of children and she is excited to get to work with families in the Tampa Bay/ St Petersburg area!
What is the class size?
Each class will max out at 10 children with at least one caregiver accompanying each child.
Do caregivers need to remain at the class?
Yes. Caregivers need to remain for the duration of the class. One major focus of the classes is to create a space to help build the connection between child & caregiver.
What supplies are needed?
BYOB (blanket!) Or feel free to bring a chair if you'd like. Whatever you are most comfortable with is great!
The instructor will have a space setup with blankets but bringing your own is also preferred.
You may also want to bring a water, wipes and change of clothes- pretty much what you normally bring for any outing with your little one. Wink!
What COVID precautions are being taken?
* Outdoor setting
* Instructor is fully vaccinated and boosted
* Hand sanitizer will be available
* Masks are encouraged per CDC recommendations (Your Guide to Masks | CDC)
* Teacher supplied materials will be sanitized