Alexa’s PLAYC Toddler Classrooms

Alexa’s PLAYC offers inclusion toddler classrooms in San Diego and Murrieta that teach developmentally appropriate communication, cognitive skills and social skills.

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Our program is based on the philosophy that children learn best when they are having fun, so our teachers are specially trained to use the children’s natural interest in their environment as learning opportunities. Additionally, our low child-to-teacher ratio of one teacher to three children with a maximum of 12 children per toddler class, including four children with an autism spectrum disorder, allows us to meet the individual needs of each child. Parents report high satisfaction with the individual attention their children receive.

Our research has shown that even the most advanced children benefit from learning settings that include children of different ability levels — by gaining social skills and a better understanding of individual differences.

Admission in the toddler classrooms is open to children 18 to 36 months. Full-day enrollment (9.5 hours, Monday-Friday) is required for children with typical development, with the option of extended hours at an additional fee.

Children with or at risk for an autism spectrum disorder attend a half-day session of our toddler program. These programs are available on a fee-for-service basis to children throughout San Diego County who are ready for an inclusion setting, but need more support than a community preschool provides. The morning program is open from 8:30 a.m.-noon with specialized inclusion services from 8:30-11:30 a.m.; the afternoon program is open from 2-6 p.m., with specialized inclusion services from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Each classroom is staffed by two specially trained early childhood educators and an autism education associate with extensive training in autism-specific methodologies. Consultation is also provided by a behavior specialist.

Learn more about our screening process and skills and abilities that we consider for successful participation in our inclusion program.