Our Philosophy  “Babies Rock!”Dana Mudd, Founder/Owner of Papoose Preschool & Infant Care

We create an environment where infants and toddlers can explore, taste, touch, crawl, walk, run, and experiment in physical and emotional safety.  We truly believe that all children learn more easily and quickly when they feel safe. 
We accept children 6 months – 36 months in the Infant/Toddler program.

Program Highlights:

  • Small class size (4 max.)
  • Safe, natural toys
  • Research-based learning time & play time
  • ASL (sign language)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Daily outdoor time
  • We do not talk down to children
  • Accommodate all types of diets
  • Encourage and support breastfeeding
  • Cloth Diapers
  • Certified, experienced teachers
  • Pediatric first aid & CPR certified
  • Certified ‘Eco-Healthy’ child care facility!

A fun, safe place to learn and grow!

For current rates & policies click here

In the fall of 2009, we became a Cloth Diaper Only facility as part of our
commitment to the environment and children’s health. We require all children in our care to be in a cloth diapers. We have seen a 75% reduction in waste, earlier and easier potty training, and (in our opinion) happier children.  To read more about the benefits of cloth diapers, please visit the Real Diaper Association.  To purchase the cloth diapers that current customers recommend  click here.


Infant / Toddler Daily Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

We are a child-centered school and we adjust the schedule as your child grows & develops. Detailed notes are kept to keep you informed on exact sleeping times, food, noteworthy events and bodily functions.

Time One Nap a Day Two Naps a Day
8am – 8:45am Drop Off, Play & Snack* Drop Off, Play & Snack*
9am – 10am Circle/Learning Time (Thematic Study incorporating song, fingerplay, story, language, ASL, cooperative games and more) Nap
10am – 11am Free Play/Outdoor Play Nap (cont’d)
11am – 12pm Free Play/Outdoor Play Feeding/Snack & Outdoor Play
12pm – 1pm Lunch* Lunch*
1pm – 3pm Nap (Children have free play if they wake early)  Nap (Children have free play if they wake early)
3pm-3:30pm Wake Up & Snack* Wake Up & Feeding/Snack*
3:30pm – 4:30pm Indoor/Outdoor Play and/or Messy Art/Science Activity Indoor/Outdoor Play and/or Messy Art/Science Activity
4:30pm – 5pm Pick-Up Pick-Up

*All food is provided by parents in the infant room.