Parent Education Calendar

“It is not the parent who seems to do it all perfectly who is to be admired. It is the one who recognizes his or her own failings and is willing to keep growing.” Dr. H. Wallace Goddard

These parenting seminars are included in tuition 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, nannies, grandparents welcome!   Not a current Co-op member?  Contact the instructor to see if there is space.

Adults only please unless noted in the class description.

Register for classes through your parent educator or


Building Sibling Relationships: A Two Part Class                                                                                              

Mar 22 & Mar 29, Weds 7:00 – 9:00 PM                   Danforth

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.                   Register at

Admiral Cooperative Preschool – Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW  98116


Supporting Language through Play                     Hirshberg

Mar 23, Thu 7:00 – 9:00 PM       

How does your preschool support your child’s speech and language development—and what can you do at home? Meredith Shatto, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist from Seattle Therapy Network will share strategies that support your child’s language during everyday routines and playing together. We will explore the components of language, typical speech and language development, what to look for when children are experiencing challenges with communication, and resources for evaluation.          Register at

Admiral Cooperative Preschool – Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW  98116


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

Apr 6, Thu all day

Wanted to attend a seminar but couldn’t get away that night? Made it almost to the door but little one had a meltdown? Never fear, we’re here to help!  On Thursday, April 6, 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


Boys Will Be Boys?                                              Schill/Giomi

May 17, Wed 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.                              Register at

Alki Cooperative Preschool

Alki United Church of Christ, 6115 SW Hinds St  98116


Making Sense of Sensory Processing                 Hirshberg

 Apr 24, Mon 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Carey Goldenberg M.S. OTR/L Clinic Director, Occupational Therapist from Seattle Therapy Network will give a fun interactive talk about sensory processing.  Come learn about our seven senses: touch, hearing, vision, taste, smell, proprioception, and vestibular, and explore how to encourage their development to support children who may have sensory processing difficulties. We will discuss tips and activities for incorporating sensory ideas into everyday life, and resources for professional help.

Register at Admiral Cooperative Preschool – Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW  98116


Children Learn What They Live                            Ushimaru

Apr 25, Tue 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.  

                            Register at

Arbor Heights Cooperative Preschool Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW  98116


Girls, Girls, Girls                                                      Danforth

Apr 26, Wed 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Will girls be girls?   What uniquely female characteristics do girls bring to our world?  Come and explore brain research, studies, and attitudes that give us insights into how females approach relationships, aggression, learning, and careers.  Be ready to brainstorm ways to develop our daughters’ self esteem and attitudes that will help guide them to become strong individuals.

                                 Register at

Admiral Cooperative Preschool – Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW  98116


Who Takes Care of the Caregiver                         Hirshberg       

Apr 27, Thu 7:00 – 9:00 PM

As parents we give and give and give.  We are so busy giving to others that we often neglect taking time to nourish ourselves.  Come and discuss ways to recognize and strategize about how to find the nourishment we need in order to meet the daily challenges of parents.  This class is for YOU!

                                  Register at

Admiral Cooperative Preschool – Tibbetts United


 For more information about South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools: or  206.773.8066