Seminars and Events (Fall 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.

Let Me Help! (virtual class)

November 30, 7:00-9:00 PM , 7:30pm

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 with Teacher Dawn here.

The Magic of Special Time (virtual class)

Wednesday, December 15, 7:00 – 9:00pm


Has your parent educator ever recommended “special time” as a solution to a parenting dilemma? Maybe your teacher, pediatrician, therapist, a friend or family member? Why is everyone recommending we do this thing that sounds so obvious? When special time is recommended, many parents find themselves thinking: don’t I do that already? How is it possible that something so simple could help me with challenges that are so complex? Or they may see the value but struggle to get started or establish a routine. In this session we will discuss what special time is, how it has helped families, how to get started, and how to create a routine or add value to an existing one. Presenter Annie Garrett is a Parent Educator who was trained in special time by the Hand in Hand Parenting course and was thus converted from skeptic to devout practitioner of special time 1.5 years ago. Register with Teacher Annie