Programs

TCF is customized to nurture the needs of developing minds. But we know that parents sometimes need help, too. We offer a safe space where caregivers can share their stories and look for advice in an confidential, non-judgemental environment. 

 

Infants

All caregivers (parents, grandparents, family, nannies) with infants up to 12 months can join us for their baby’s first experience in a group setting. Appropriate learning for children at this developmental level means exploring the world with all their senses.  Engaging in physical activity is essential for healthy development. 

 

INFANT ROOM 

Our Infant Area provides a safe and clean environment where infants play and experiment with their surroundings in a purposeful way. 

 

PARENTING EDUCATION

Parenting classes are done with parents on the floor with their infants.  While infants explore, their parents/caregivers learn about positive parenting skills, and optimal growth and development through conversation-based classes.

INFANT FREE PLAY

Parents and caregivers with infants are welcome to use our state-of-the-art Infant Room. It’s a great resource for your infant to be active and stimulated in a different environment than your home. Call a friend and have coffee while your babies get to explore. 

Toddlers

TCF offers a program for for young children ages 12-24 months & 24-42 months.  Toddlers and caregivers participate in educational play and group activities.

 

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY

The emphasis at this age is on learning through play and encouraging growth of independence.  Children explore books and puzzles, engage in imaginary play and music time, and socialize with peers.

 

DEVELOP MOTOR SKILLS

Young toddlers develop their motor skills in the Gym and Wheel Room.

 

PARENTING EDUCATION 

Parenting education eases the family through this fun and challenging developmental time, and is conducted separate from the children so parents are free to express their concerns. 

 

ENCOURAGING INDEPENDENCE

During the parenting class, the toddlers are supervised by our staff in the Gym and Wheel Room and begin to develop a sense of independence.

 

SPANISH PROGRAM

Spanish Program is designed to expose families to a second language.

Spanish Program

Spanish Program is designed to expose families to a second language. The class also promotes the bridging of cultures by providing parents the opportunity to learn new words from each other and share differences and similarities in raising their children.

 

The class mirrors the Toddler program in structure with the exception of the parenting education component. 

Parenting Education

TCF's Parenting Education classes provide parents with the tools and resources to address the toughest parenting challenges! While infants explore, their parents or caregivers learn about positive parenting skills and optimal development through conversation-based classes.

 

Parents of young toddlers (12-42 months) can choose to attend a Parenting Class while their little one plays in the gym and wheel rooms with TCF staff. Each month a variety of topics are covered in the TCF Parent Education Classroom.  Check the monthly class calendar for the latest topics.

In addition to daytime classes, we offer ongoing evening classes throughout the year. Please call (775) 832-8230 to learn more about how to register.

Topics may include:

  • 2 Books, 2 Toys Sleep Program

  • Learning to use the potty 

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Binkys & Bottles

  • Transitioning to a Big Bed

  • Find your calm

  • Empower kids through choice of two

  • Toys for Development

Open Gym

OPEN GYM TIME

(0-5 years)

Children, with their parent, have the opportunity to explore and expand their physical skills through the use of safe and sturdy equipment for crawling, climbing, balancing, jumping, and pedaling. Both the Gym Room and Wheel Room are open during this time. As the children explore the equipment, they gain physical ability and social skills.

INFANT FREE PLAY

(0-12 months)

Parents and caregivers with infants are welcome to use our state-of-the-art Infant Room. It’s a great resource for your infant to be active and stimulated in a different environment than your home. Call a friend and have coffee while your babies get to explore.

SATURDAY WINTER PLAY 

(0-5 years)

The gym and wheel room will be open on Saturdays during winter months so families have a safe, dry, warm place to be active and play. Children, with their caregivers, will benefit from the activity and socialization. Children can pedal, climb, jump, crawl, and slide as they gain new skills and friendships. 

 
 
 
 
 

Outside Enrichment Programs

Healing Hearts

Though starting a family and welcoming a new baby is often a time of happiness and joy, for some it can come with sadness, depression, and loss. Support after miscarriage and infertility challenges are great areas of need in our community. Often women and families experience these incredibly hard times alone, without the benefit of a community or psychological professional to aid them in recovery and healing.

Healing Hearts is a free 10-week support group led by local psychotherapist, Pamela Donohue. We create a safe and supportive environment to talk about the heartbreak of miscarriage and fertility issues. Pamela and the group support help you heal on a mental, emotional, and spiritual level. We discuss the many aspects of thwarted motherhood and the grief and stress it produces. 

 
 

Children's Yoga

Provided by Peanut Butter & Jellyfish

Rebecca Holwick, certified children’s yoga instructor, will be teaching a yoga class for children ages 1.5 - 5 years. 

 

Visit www.PBJellyfish.com to learn more about yoga and swim classes in the Reno/Incline Village areas.

 

Drop-in classes are available. 

Toddler Summer Camps

Provided by Peanut Butter & Jellyfish

TCF is teaming up with PBJ for a summer of fun camps & activities with your little ones!  Explore water, climbing, yoga, and movement games with a new theme each week.

  

Camps are available at TCF and in Reno.

Music Together

Provided by Truckee Tahoe Music Together

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. It pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical.


There is a new session starting each season!

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761 Northwood Blvd

Incline Village, NV 89451, USA

TCF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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