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.

Co-op Butterfly Families (Discussion Group) — Schill

Wednesday September 28th, 7:00-9:00 PM and/or Thursday October 27th, 7:00-9:00 PM, Sunday November 13th, 7:00-9:00pm

Did you know?  We at Co-op have started a monthly discussion group for families with children with higher needs/sensitivities. The purpose of the group is to learn from one another, offering support, experiences, and resources, as well as building community and connection.  Wherever you are on your journey, ranging from a subtle observation you or your teacher has made, on up through formal diagnoses and services, all are welcome. If you would like to participate and/or need further information, please contact Teacher Jen here.

Infant, Child, & Adult First Aid/CPR/AED training  (certification valid for 2 years) — Inghram

Tuesday, September 13th, at 5:00-8:00 PM -OR- Saturday, October 22nd, 1-4 PM 

 Do you know what to do if a child is choking?  Are you skilled in CPR if an adult collapses in class?  Be prepared.  We are offering 2 sessions, choose the date/time that works best with your schedule. This class will be taught by a representative from the very popular and engaging Merit Emergency. Begin the school year with these important skills.  

Class fee: $65.  Please bring cash or checks made out to Merit Emergency with you.  

Register with Teacher Jena here.

Leadership Conference

Thursday, Sept. 29th, at 7:00 PM

Admiral Cooperative Preschool/Tibbets United Methodist Church 3940 41st Ave SW 98116

Welcome to the 2022/23 school year! At this kick-off and training session co-op leaders will be inspired and prepared to do their important jobs and work together so this year runs smoothly.  Please attend if you are: President, Class Chair, Parent Coordinator, Secretary, Site Treasurer, Class/Co-Treasurer, PAC Rep, Marketing Rep, Community Builder. 

Register with your Parent Instructor 

Guidance & Discipline Techniques for Children 3 to 5 years old – Ushimaru

Wednesday, Oct 26th, 7:00-9:00 PM    

Information on child growth and development along with age appropriate behavioral expectations will be presented. Direct and indirect guidance techniques will be discussed along with setting and enforcing limits. 

Register with Teacher Kylene here

Guidance & Discipline Techniques for Children 1 to 3 year olds  — Ushimaru

Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 7:00–9:00 PM   

Information on child growth and development along with age appropriate behavioral expectations will be presented. Direct and indirect guidance techniques will be discussed along with setting and enforcing limits. 

Register with Teacher Kylene here

Mirrors and Windows: Using Children’s Literature for Social Justice Education  — Schill

Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 7:30 – 9:30 PM 

Children’s literature can be an extremely effective way for parents to start conversations about diversity, equity, and fairness with their children.  One can do this using books in which children can see themselves reflected on the pages (mirrors) and those in which they can see into the lives of people who are different from them (windows).  Come dive into having kid-friendly conversations about race, immigration, diverse families, and more, using some wonderful books as tools!  

Register with Teacher Jen here.

Holiday Gift Making  — Schill

RSVP Deadline: November 28th

Kit Pickup: December 10th 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (location TBA)

Help children learn the meaning of gift-giving—and maybe expand their focus outward during quarantine. This class is designed for adult and child to spend quality one-on-one time together creating gifts for family and friends. Come pick up your kit that will be full of materials with instructions for each project.  You choose your project time together–all at once or one or two activities per day. Designed for children 3 to 5 years, working with an adult caregiver. $20.00 supply fee. Class size is limited, register early to ensure your spot.

Register with Teacher Jen here.

Co-op 101 — Franklin

Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 7:00-9:00 PM 

Your child plays and has fun at preschool each day, but what are they truly learning? You come to school and head to your work station, but what can you be doing to support your child and others in the classroom? In this class, you will learn about the specific ways your child is building foundational math, literacy, and social-emotional skills through play. You will hear more about your role as assistant teacher and how you can enhance the learning for children who visit your area. Finally, we will answer your questions about how to handle some of the most common challenging situations that come up during preschool. This class is for co-op newbies and veterans alike. It is also appropriate for parenting partners, nannies, grandparents, or other caregivers who want to understand “Co-op language”.  

Register with Teacher Dawn here.