Spring Quarter 2016


These Home and Family Life seminars are FREE for adult members of SSC Cooperative Preschools. Attending one seminar fulfills the requirement for one quarter – but you may attend as many as you like. Partners welcome! Adults only please unless noted on the class description.

Members register through your parent instructor. Non members at


I’ve Been Wondering                                                          Huntley

Mar 21, Mon 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Missing the toddler discussion group?  Hardly see your parent educator?  Not comfortable talking in a large group?  Wanting more ideas that fit your situation specifically? Haven’t found any parent ed classes on the right night or subject this year? Lots of reasons to come to this informal time where we will talk about whatever is on your mind.


Fireside Room

Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW  98116


Building Sibling Relationships: A Two Part Class    Danforth                                                                                                   

Mar 23 & Mar 30, Weds 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Are you frustrated by the constant verbal and physical battles between the siblings in your home? Learn ways to respond to your children so that competition and arguments will decrease while cooperation skills increase. This class is designed for parents with two or more children over the age of one. Class size is limited. Attendance at both sessions is required.


Admiral Cooperative Preschool

Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW 98116


Boys Will Be Boys                                                       Schill/Giomi

Mar 29, Tue 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Boys will be boys…so the saying goes.  What does that really mean?  How can we support our boys’ growth into loving, independent, confident men of the future?  Join Jen Schill and Jen Giomi, mothers of 4 boys in total, to explore the nature of boys and the pop and educational culture our boys are growing up in today.  Come away feeling capable of honoring your son where he is and advocating for his needs.

Alki Cooperative Preschool

Alki United Church of Christ, 6115 SW Hinds St 98116


Have a Play Date With Your Child                   Hirshberg/Huntley

Apr 18, Mon 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Swimming lessons, mini-gym, dance class…how about staying home?  But what would you DO???  Wear your play clothes, remember what it was like to be a kid, and come play with us!  Take home lots of ideas for special time with just you and your kids..or when other kids come to your house to play.  No batteries included.  Information will be age appropriate for age 3 -5..  Adults only please                                                            


Arbor Heights Cooperative Preschool

Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW 98116


Ask a Parent Instructor – A Virtual Parent Education Opportunity:                                                                              Schill

Mar 17, Thu all day                                                                                            

Visit the SSC Preschool Facebook page with your burning questions and areas of concern or interest.  Ask your question and at the end of the day, Parent Instructor Jen Schill will respond with ideas, options, advice, and all-around support.                                                             Facebook



Let’s Be Friends                                                            Danforth

Apr 20, Wed 7:00 – 9:00 PM

One of THE main tasks of preschool age kids is to learn how to develop friendships and connections with people outside of home.  The desire to have a friend may be inborn but the friendship skills are learned.   We will explore how to help children choose good friends, how to take that first step and successfully enter into play, and what to do in order to keep friends.

Admiral Cooperative Preschool

Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW 98116


Living Between the Races                                               Ushimaru

Apr 21, Thu 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Let’s get together and talk about raising multi-racial and transracially adopted children. Most parents do not have firsthand experience of what it is like being multiracial or of a different race. At this seminar we will talk about educating ourselves, how to teach our children to live in an ethnically diverse area, learn about local resources and how to educate others when you receive unkind statements or unwanted questions. Bring photos of your children to share for this evening of questions, answers and discussion.


Arbor Heights Cooperative Preschool

Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW 98116


Children Learn What They Live                               Ushimaru

Apr 25, Mon 7:00 – 9:00 PM

As a parent, you have values that you are passing on to your child in the decisions you make every day. So, what are these values? Are they honesty, kindness, generosity, self-worth, respect, patience, tolerance? In this class we will talk about the ways you can identify and clarify your values as well as discuss how to inspire values through your parenting.  


Arbor Heights Cooperative Preschool

Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW 98116


Movie Screening: Screenagers                          Schill/Giomi

Apr 26, Tue 7:00 PM

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?  Do you worry how the siren-song of screen media is affecting their development?  Are you anxious to bring some peace to your family life around this issue?  Come join us as we watch Screenagers,  a new documentary, focusing on the increasing amount of time young people spend looking at screens, how that affects their development, and how it impacts the lives of families as they struggle to limit these effects.  The film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.                                   Register at

West Seattle High School Auditorium, 3000 California Avenue SW, 98116


Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst                 Danforth

Apr 27, Wed 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Preparing for a disaster can seem like a daunting task but will be easier with help from a pro. Join a representative from the American Red Cross as they explain how to create a plan for different types of disasters and what supplies you need to have at home and in your car.  If you have been putting it off, now is the time.


Admiral Cooperative Preschool

Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW 98116



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