The Heffalump Room

The Heffalump Room is a dynamic room focusing on hands-on, active learning. We serve children ages 2 ½ to 3 ½, during a most exciting stage in their development! In the Heffalump Room we have a maximum of 14 children with at least 2 teachers. Teacher Rozzette is the lead teacher, who is in the classroom 9:30 - 6 each day. Teacher Allison who opens our room each day is in the classroom daily from 7:00 to 3:15. Teacher Thu joins our classroom for the mornings, and Teacher Tara is with us in the afternoon from 11:30 - 5:30. We enjoy spending time exploring the University of Washington campus, playing at local parks, experimenting with paints, glue and other various art media, singing and dancing, stories and so much more!

Heffalump Schedule

7:00 - 8:00 Classrooms combined; Free play

8:00 - 9:30 Breakfast Served (Last call 8:45); Free play

9:30 - 9:35 Bathroom time; Clean Up

9:45 - 10:00 Arts and Crafts Project

10:00 - 10:20 Morning Circle Time

10:20 - 10:30 Putting on Shoes, Coats

10:30 -11:00 Playground time or O-Hall

11:00 - 11:45 Walk

11:45 - 12:00 Take off shoes and jackets, wash hands

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 12:45 Bathroom time; grab blankets, books, and stuffed animal

12:45 - 1:00 Chapter Book or Audio Book

1:00 - 2:30 Rest Time (quiet activities for non-nappers at 1:45)

2:30 - 3:00 Wake up, bathroom, table activities

3:00 - 3:30 Snack; free play

3:30 - 3:40 Clean up

3:40 - 3:55 Circle Time, Bathroom Time

3:55 - 4:00 Shoes and coats

4:00 - 4:45 Playground time or O-Hall

4:45 - 5:00 Walk around the neighborhood

5:00 - 5:30 Snack; Book Area

5:30 - 6:00 Classrooms combine; Table Activities

Dance Days (Tuesdays)

8:45 - 9:20 Free Play

9:25 - 9:30 Circle Time, bathroom

9:30 - 10:10 Outside

10:10 - 10:15 Remove shoes/socks, transition to O-Hall

10:15 - 11 Dance Class

11 - 11:25 Free play in O-Hall

11:25 - 11:35 Line up

11:35 - 11:45 Walk back up to classroom

First Thursdays

11:00 - 11:45 Burke Museum

Contact the Heffalump Room Teachers at heffalump@childlearning.org