Seminars and Events (Spring 2021)

Home and Family Life seminars are FREE 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 welcome!  Adults only please unless noted on the class description.


Direct Give Fundraiser

Now Thru Sunday March 14th, 7:30p

All proceeds go directly to the Mary E Philips (MEP) Scholarship Fund. The MEP Scholarship Fund provides financial support to preschool families in our community who are experiencing financial hardship and need it most. For more information and to donate visit the South Seattle College Co-op Preschools website here. This fundraiser flyer can be emailed, posted, or shared to help spread the word.


Co-op Butterflies Seminar (virtual discussion group)

Sunday March 14th, 7:30pm and/or
Sunday April 11th, 3:00pm and/or
Sunday May 16th, 7:30pm

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 Jen Schill (schill.jen@gmail.com)


Sensory Processing Challenges: Strategies You Can Try at Home (Virtual Class)

Tuesday March 18th, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Come learn about the basics of sensory processing and when to seek out support. Carey Goldenberg, Occupational Therapist and CEO Seattle Therapy Network will facilitate this discussion on ways to ensure your child has adequate sensory input throughout the week at home, community, and in the classroom. Our intention for the evening is for you to gain and explore a repertoire of tools to help you support your child’s individual sensory needs.
Register at cskeffington@gmail.com


Virtual Concert Series

3/20 – Squirrel Butter
3/27 – Bruce and Bonnie
4/10 – Gabrielle Macrea
4/24 – Eli Rosenblatt

Our Virtual Concert Series will take place on the following Saturdays in March and April at 10am.  Tickets are by donation.  See link for more information about artists and to purchase tickets. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/south-seattle-college-cooperative-preschools-13053484215


Anti-bias Practice Toward Children (Virtual Class)

Saturday March 20th, 10:00am – 2:00pm or
Thursday, March 25th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Peralta

This workshop will provide practical tools in how to reduce implicit bias and its impacts on your practices with children. Objectives include the following:

  1. Understand how implicit bias affects children in schools and beyond;
  2. Explore the shift from dictatorship to leadership between adults and children;
  3. Practice self-compassion on your anti-bias journey; and
  4. Learn how to safely challenge yourself and children to new heights.

Registration link: https://www.altavenues.com/events
Coupon Code for discount of 100%: COOP


90’s Trivia Night!

Saturday April 3rd 7:00pm

Hosted by Co-op Alum

This should be a fun one!  Tickets are $20. SSC Co-op Preschools 90’s Trivia Night (PAC Scholarship Fundraiser)


Disability is Diversity (Virtual Class)

Thursday April 22nd 7:30 – 9:00pm

Presented by The Arc of King County: Disability is a form of diversity often left out of equity and social justice conversations. This workshop discusses neurodiversity, and how biases impact our words and the way we treat people with disabilities. This workshop additionally helps each person identify their role in creating a culture of inclusion.
Register at schill.jen@gmail.com


Self-Compassion for Parents/Caregivers (Virtual Class)

Monday April 26th 7:00 – 9:00pm

Ushimaru

Having compassion for yourself means that you honor and accept your humanness. Things will not always go the way you want them to. You will encounter frustrations, losses will occur, you will make mistakes, bump up against your limitations, fall short of your ideals. This is the human condition, a reality shared by all of us. The more you open your heart to this reality instead of constantly fighting against it, the more you will be able to feel compassion for yourself and all your fellow humans in the experience of life. Come join Meghan Kroll, LICSW, IMH-E® , and Parent Educator Kylene Ushimaru as they guide you through some new skills!
Register at kyleneushimaru@gmail.com


Parenting in the Age of Anxiety (Virtual Class)

Thursday April 29th 7:00 – 9:00pm

Do you have an anxious child? Do you trend anxious yourself? Our hurry up world with its 24/7 news cycle and oceans of information is certainly no help and it can be difficult to know how to successfully offer comfort and support to our children. Come join us to learn what anxiety is, the physiology of the anxious response, and how to care for ourselves and our children when our nervous systems start to run away from us.
Register at schill.jen@gmail.com


Book Club – Raising White Kids (Virtual Class)

Thursday May 20th 7:00 – 9:00pm

Many of today’s white parents were raised at a time when talking about race and racism was not a common practice, so we have little experience to draw from and plenty of questions. What can we do within our homes, communities and schools? How do we speak openly with white children about race and racism? How do we equip them to address racism when they encounter it? What strategies can we employ to live and act with more awareness in our diverse communities and teach our children to do the same? Most importantly, how do we do this in age-appropriate ways? Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey offers meaningful dialog on these very issues. Read the book and then join us on May 20h for deeper discussion and reflection. ***Co-op has a few copies of the book to loan for those who need it – contact Jen Schill to borrow yours!
Register at schill.jen@gmail.com


Let Me Help! (Virtual Class)

Tuesday May 25th 7:00 – 9:00pm

Franklin

Including children in household chores gives them hands-on learning through routine tasks while they share the family workload and learn responsibility. But how can we accomplish this in a way that is both effective and safe? COVID-19 has brought cleaning and disinfecting at home into the spotlight. In this seminar, I will share information from King County Hazardous Waste about how to identify – and make your own – safer cleaners and disinfectants. Then, we will discuss realistic expectations and practical tips for enlisting the help of even the youngest family members.
Register at dawn.franklin@gmail.com