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Openings Available Fall 2015

See Our Schools for more information on high-quality preschool, Pre-K or Kindergarten classes located on the North Seattle College Campus and throughout North Seattle. Check out the Openings and Contacts section to find out which infant, toddler, preschool, Pre-K or Kindergarten class has openings in a neighborhood near you.

The Parent Education Program – Special Classes for All Families:

Please help us spread the word about these valuable learning opportunities!

1. Online Class

Sign up now for the Online Class with instructors Mara Mulcahy and Shanti Connors, who have a new, engaging version of this 5 credit class each quarter. Take a look at the flyer here and sign up for FAM 180, class #9351, and to learn more see the Online Classes tab on the left. The topics covered are useful for parents and early learning teachers to explore. Please help us spread the word about this great class. The cost is only $115, so it is a very affordable, easy way to learn and gain some credits working from home at your own pace.

2. Child Guidance Class – STAR Parenting Online

Elizabeth Crary, Parent Educator and author of many parenting books, is offering her 5 credit online Child Guidance Class focusing on her STAR Parenting model. Learn more here, and sign up for FAM 181, class #9352. The cost of this class is also $115.

3. Family Connectors University

Family Connectors University is a 2 credit course designed in partnership with Seattle Public Schools School Family Partnerships. This class supports families in gaining skills to advocate for and support the academic success of children in or planning to enter the SPS system. A parent who completed this class said "I've been going to Seattle Schools since I was in 1st grade and am now a parent of Seattle School students for 5 years. There were a lot of things I didn't know about and resources that could have helped me that I learned in the class."This class costs $32 and scholarships are available.Learn more at the Classes tab on the left and with the flyer.

Children's Teachers Job Openings for Fall 2015

North Seattle Infant Co-op is hiring a children's teacher for the new Monday morning class starting fall quarter. Find more information here.

Vashon Maury Co-op is hiring a toddler teacher for fall quarter. Learn more here.

Parent Education Award Winners 2015

The Parent Education faculty is pleased to announce this year's Val Donato Award winners: Emily Bradley and Elaine Webster! This year's nominees also included Mary Ann Abbott, Dawn Carlson, Shanti Connors, Beth Goss, Tania Hino, Jean Ward, and Betty Williams. Since the award was initiated in 2007, many of the Parent Education Instructors have been recognized for their excellence in teaching and building community for children, families and teachers through our various classes. Parent education programs help students become more effective and satisfied in their role by helping them understand their child’s behavior, by encouraging them to recognize developmentally appropriate activities, by assisting them in acquiring valuable information in areas which affect the welfare of the “whole child,” and by teaching them methods to help their children develop responsible behavior. Funding for the award is available through the Education Fund at North Seattle College.

Cesily Crowser Memorial Homeless Family Support Fund

The Parent Education Program has had a successful year with our classes serving families who are homeless and transitioning out of homelessness. Much thanks to our instructors, Emily Bradley, Alysa Reid, Mika McAfee and Marjon Heru for taking on the task of creating an innovative way for our program to reach out to families to provide parenting education and support. We have served families at Sacred Heart Shelter, Mary's Place, Bianca's Place and Brettler Place during this academic year; thanks to generous donations and a grant.

In order to continue this innovative model, we are fundraising for the coming academic year. We have set up a fund with our college's foundation, the Education Fund, titled the Cesily Crowser Memorial Homeless Family Support Fund. If you or your co-op class would like to make a donation, please follow the link below.

Click here to make an online donations: Donors are able to select a donation category (Select Scholarship), and can then specify a particular scholarship or program in the fields below - Crowser Fund. Checks can be made out to the Education Fund, indicate "Crowser Fund" on the memo line; mail to: Education Fund, North Seattle College, 9600 College Way North, Seattle 98103

First Aid/CPR Offered for Co-op Teachers and Families – Sept. 27

Please sign up for the First Aid/CPR Class being offered for co-op teachers and families on Sunday, September 27, 9am to 3pm at North Seattle College. This class is taught by North Seattle College EMT Instructors so it is a very thorough, hands on practical class to learn basic first aid and CPR for children. All co-op teachers and teacher subs must be current within 2 years with this training for children. There are limited spots available and registration will close as of September 3, so copy the flyer and sign up today!

PAC Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of the PAC Newsletter includes self-calming tools, how to donate to the Cesily Crowser Memorial Fund for homeless shelter classes, and more!

Register Online for Parent Ed Classes

Parent Education Students are expected to register online. The Parent Ed Program operates on the Seattle Public School schedule rather than the NSC Quarterly Schedule. Talk with your Parent Education Instructor to find out more about the process and registration deadlines.

Who We Are

How to Join a Co-op:

  1. Find out how co-ops work.
  2. Decide which schools might be right for your family.
  3. Understand the enrollment process
  4. Contact the parent co-ordinator to take the next step.

NSC's Co-operative Preschools:

provide parent and early education for families with children from infancy to Pre-K.

Schools are located in North Seattle and differ from traditional preschools in that they are run by parents who work in association with the class teacher and the North Seattle College program.

The preschools are very popular and provide a community of support for children and their families.

If there is any information you need that you cannot find on the website please contact Betty Williams the program co-ordinator.

Val Donato Award for Parent Ed Instructor Recognition

Read about the Val Donato Award recognition of Parent Education Instructors.

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