“Parent Involvement in Education” by QACP Parent Educator, Jamie Cho, PhD

Research studies have repeatedly shown the importance of parent involvement in a child’s education. These studies show that parents’ involvement in their child’s education results in better academic performance, student confidence and motivation (Hoover- Dempsey & Sandlar, 1997). Parental involvement can be defined as the allocation of resources for a child (Grolnick & Slowiaczek, 1994).Continue reading ““Parent Involvement in Education” by QACP Parent Educator, Jamie Cho, PhD”

“Intro to History of Parent Ed & Co-op Programs in WA State” by Pam Mcelmeel (2007)

In The Beginning:    A New Folk Movement in the United States Katharine Whiteside Taylor was a pioneer and nationally known consultant for the parent education cooperative movement in the United States.  Ms. Taylor was contracted by the Seattle Public Schools in 1941 to develop parent cooperative playgroups in Washington State.   Following are quotes about theContinue reading ““Intro to History of Parent Ed & Co-op Programs in WA State” by Pam Mcelmeel (2007)”

“Screen Time and Our Children” by QACP Parent Educator Jamie Cho, PhD

How much screen time and what types of media are appropriate for our children?  In general less television and media is better for young children, and when media is used it should be high quality programming.  Also, commercials and prime time television programming should be avoided since it includes commercialized, violent and/or sexualized imaging (Steyer,Continue reading ““Screen Time and Our Children” by QACP Parent Educator Jamie Cho, PhD”

Kiddo Podcasts: Intel from a QACP 3s Class Mom

  Hi Fellow QACP Families, I wanted to share a quick blurb about the various *new-ish* podcasts we’ve been listening to at our house! During the lull of summer, while desperately trying to find things to keep my child/children entertained, I stumbled across this blog post from “Dirt and Boogers” (click on link to readContinue reading “Kiddo Podcasts: Intel from a QACP 3s Class Mom”

Welcome Back, QACP: Letters from our 2017/18 Teachers & Co-Chairs

Dear QACP Families, Welcome to the start of our 2017-2018 preschool year.  I’m looking forward to meeting all of the new parents and children and to re-connecting with returning families.  This year will be bittersweet for me as it will be my 32nd and last year sharing in the lives of so many amazing preschoolers. Continue reading “Welcome Back, QACP: Letters from our 2017/18 Teachers & Co-Chairs”

Hello, QACP…introducing Parent Educator Jamie Cho!

Dear Queen Anne Coop Families, I am pleased to be joining the Queen Anne community and am very much looking forward to working with the cooperative families and educators. This will be my first year with Seattle Central College as a Parent Educator and I will be working with the morning classes (three-year-olds) and afternoonContinue reading “Hello, QACP…introducing Parent Educator Jamie Cho!”

Summer 2017 Wrap-Up: QACP News & Updates

*Expertise’s 20 Best Preschools* QACP Made Seattle’s List for 2017! “Queen Anne Cooperative Preschool (QACP) is a child learning center in Seattle that has been providing physical, mental, social, and emotional development to young children for over 30 years. The school primarily conducts classes for students ranging from little tots to pre-kindergarten and offers additionalContinue reading “Summer 2017 Wrap-Up: QACP News & Updates”

“What’s the Secret of Happiness?” by QACP Parent Educator, Kate Calhoun

George Vaillant was the psychologist presiding over the Harvard Study of Adult Development which followed research subjects for 75 years.  The study goal was to discover ‘What makes people happy?’  The only consistent finding was that successful friendships that connect family and friends are what predict people’s happiness as they make their way through theContinue reading ““What’s the Secret of Happiness?” by QACP Parent Educator, Kate Calhoun”

“Caught & Taught Behavior” by QACP Parent Educator, Kate Calhoun

  ‘TAUGHT’ Behavior – Creating Rules That Stick We can teach many things to children when we use simple, clear words to explain and enforce rules and guidelines.  With young children it’s best to choose only a few words to tell about the rules. Their attention span is short and they will not listen forContinue reading ““Caught & Taught Behavior” by QACP Parent Educator, Kate Calhoun”

“Letters From QACP Teachers: Linda Capps & Amy Wathey (May/June 2017)”

Dear Parents: Each year when May rolls around and we prepare for the spring pageant I am shocked that the year has disappeared so quickly.  I have had such wonderful classes this year, both children and parents, and I’m looking forward to so many of you sharing your children with me again next year. AsContinue reading ““Letters From QACP Teachers: Linda Capps & Amy Wathey (May/June 2017)””