We hope you can join us for today’s Open House! We are at the school from 10am-12pm, where you can speak with our teachers Ricci and Charlotte and current families to learn more.
One of the great things about joining a co-op preschool is the parent education. As you participate in class, you will also meet with a trained parent educator once a month. The parent education is fantastic, and covers topics appropriate for not just the current events within the children’s class, but also skills your children (and you as a parent!) can use and learn to improve family function. Each class has it’s own parent educator who will attend preschool to get to know the students (your children) and be available for questions you may have both about school or about parenting in general. Parents find them a great resource for everything from cooperation, potty training, sleep issues and more. A fantastic reason to love co-op!
Our Parent Educators for Toddlers and Pre3s:
Emily Bradley has been working with North Seattle College in Parent Education for the past two years. Emily has a background in Developmental Psychology and Parent Education. Formerly, she worked in the greater Southern California area for Kaiser Permanent doing workshops for parents and little ones around a variety of health related issues. Emily also worked as a Cognitive Behavioral Training Specialist, helping families of children with special needs in the North Seattle area. She believes in supporting parents and caregivers on their individual journeys and helping build community and common ground between families as we all work to raise our children in this modern village. Emily is the mama of three and a half year old twin boys.
Mika McAfee has been working with families and children in a variety of settings for over 20 years. Prior to becoming a Parent Educator, Mika worked as a School Counselor and Mental Health Specialist in Seattle, Edmonds and Everett schools. While participating in cooperative preschools with her own children, she was recruited as an Instructor and has been working with parents ever since. She has an M.A.Ed. in Counseling and received additional training in Child/Human Development, Narrative Therapy and Restorative Family Conferencing. Her educational and work experience is complemented by her role as mother of three and stepmother of one. In her spare time Mika enjoys reading, exploring the outdoors, music and travelling with her family.