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Openings Available for Fall Classes

See Our Preschools for more information on high-quality preschool 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 or preschool class has openings in a neighborhood near you.

Special Classes for 2014-2015

1. Online FAM 180 Class

Special Topics in Parent Education is relevant to those with children in their lives. Parents, teachers, caregivers, early childhood providers & others seeking to share, discuss, and learn with each other about topics relating to child growth and development. Different topics covered quarterly in this 5 credit class taught by North Instructors Mara Mulcahy and Shanti Connors. Learn more from the flyer and the "Online Classes" tab on the left side of this page.

2. Family University

North's Parent Education Program is excited to continue this partnership with Seattle Public Schools. This class is designed for parents with children of any age in the Seattle Public School system, with a goal of increasing their knowledge and skills in working with both their children and their children's schools to produce healthy, well-educated and college-ready children. See the "Classes" tab for more information and the current flyer.

3. "Star Parenting" Child Guidance Class

Local parenting book author and North Instructor, Elizabeth Crary, is teaching this online class with fellow Instructor Elaine Webster Fall Quarter. This class helps parents improve their knowledge and skills with specific tips & tools, with the flexibility of the online modality to fit parents' busy lives. See the "Online Classes" tab for more information.

2014 Donato Award Celebration

Donato Award Winners for 2014 Cesily Crowser (in memoriam) and Beth Goss

The Parent Education Program was delighted to give out two Val Donato Awards for excellence in parent education teaching this year one to Cesily Crowser in memory of her many contributions during her 7 years of teaching FT in the Parent Ed Program, including coordination of the program as well during her last year. Cesily made many lasting contributions to the program, including developing partnerships with the Aridell Mitchell Teen Parents Shelter, Northgate Elementary School and Seattle Public Schools, with the Family Connectors University Class. The financial award goes to the fund set up for her children's education.

The second award went to Beth Goss, a part-time priority hire instructor who has been with the program for 12 years. Beth was nominated multiple times by her students, children's teacher in a parent cooperative, and child care center director she works with, and all of them provided detailed descriptions of her excellence in teaching and communication skills. Beth also works as a parent educator at Swedish Hospital, with a background of over 20 years of early learning teaching and training. Congratulations to these instructors and their families, and much thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate a parent education instructor, which included a total of 8 instructors this year.

PAC Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of the PAC Newsletter.

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 NSCC Quarterly Schedule. Talk with your Parent Education Instructor to find out more about the process and registration deadlines, or see the Troubleshooting Guide.

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

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

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