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Openings Available for Summer & 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.

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.

Online Class is Back for the Summer!

Sign up now for the newly re-developed Online Class so you can get your parent education over the summer! Mara Mulcahy and Shanti Connors have a great version of this 5 credit class ready to go. The class starts the week of June 30, so take a look at the flyer here and sign up for FAM 180, class #9351, to learn more about these topics:

Emotional Regulation, Working with Challenging Behaviors, Play Based Summer Activities & other emergent topics.

These topics are useful for parents and early learning teachers to explore. Please help us spread the word for this great class. The cost is only $115, so it is a very affordable, easy way to learn and gain some credits over the summer, working from home at your own pace.

First Aid/CPR Offered for Co-op Teachers and Families Sept. 6

Please sign up for the First Aid/CPR Class being offered for co-op teachers and families on Saturday, September 6. 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 only 40 spots available and registration will close as of August 22, so copy the flyer and sign up today!

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.

NSCC'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 Community 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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