2020/2021 School Year Underway

The new School year has started! Thanks to all involved parents, teachers, board members, and of course our brave children who have to adapt to a situation of social distancing, we were able to launch the 2020/2021 QACP school year in difficult times. Most of our classes are virtual for now with our teachers Tamara,Continue reading “2020/2021 School Year Underway”

Preschool Teaching Hiring Now

We are looking for a teacher for our Threes class, as well as our new enrichment class for 2019-2020. Click here for more details Teacher Job Description Teacher Job Information: Threes: Schedule: Part time; days TBD Daily Routine:  Opening, Activity Centers (free play), Music, Sharing, Hand Wash/Snack, Large Motor, Closing A little more “worldly-wise”, with greaterContinue reading “Preschool Teaching Hiring Now”

An Evening with Dr. Laura Markham

Dr. Markham is the bestselling author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: which one of the eight best books on how to raise toddlers. And Queen Anne Cooperative Preschool welcomes you for a two hour conversation with Dr. Laura Markham where she will discuss “Helping Kids WANT to Cooperate Without Yelling, Threats, Bribes or Punishment”. Dr.Continue reading “An Evening with Dr. Laura Markham”

Complete Water Safety for Kids

Guest Blog Post by Alex Robbins of Safety Today Children love to spend hot summer days by the lake or the backyard pool. As a parent, it’s common to worry about the safety of your child. According to Injury Facts 2016, 3,391 drownings occurred in 2013. Twelve percent of those who drowned were children underContinue reading “Complete Water Safety for Kids”

Play Foam on the Plane: A Twos Class Travel Tip by Nidhi Kirpal Jayadevan

There’s something pretty awesome and intriguing about play-foam, or “floam” if you may. It is light, sticky and gooey in a weird way. Floam has this beady texture; plus it’s inexpensive and not messy. One of the things that I almost ALWAYS travel with when I’m on a plane is this ball of blue floam.Continue reading “Play Foam on the Plane: A Twos Class Travel Tip by Nidhi Kirpal Jayadevan”

Early Intervention for Long Lasting Benefits, by QACP Parent Educator Rebecca Hoyt

The earliest years of childhood are a period rapid development unlike any other time in our lives. It is a period punctuated with many firsts that parents will always remember: first smile, first word, first steps. These enormous leaps are the product of a myriad of complex processes that integrate development across five domains: fineContinue reading “Early Intervention for Long Lasting Benefits, by QACP Parent Educator Rebecca Hoyt”

Policy Highlight: QACP SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES*

Queen Anne Cooperative Preschool (QACP) offers a tuition assistance program. Any family that feels they need a reduced tuition for their child to attend QACP is urged to apply. Each year, QACP sets aside a fixed budget for tuition assistance. There are two ways QACP awards tuition assistance: financial aid and scholarships. Financial aid isContinue reading “Policy Highlight: QACP SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES*”

Member Spotlight: Jamie Djelosevic

Why did our family join co-op? I wanted to be involved in the class on a weekly basis and it seemed like co-op would provide a smoother transition into school for my son and myself (which it has!) QACP was a cost-friendly option in a wonderful neighborhood, plus I wanted my family to meet otherContinue reading “Member Spotlight: Jamie Djelosevic”

Friends and Making Amends by Pam McElmeel

What can a parent do to help a child develop the skills needed to become the sort of person others will want to have as a friend? Isn’t it a natural progression of the maturation process for children to just pick up the behaviors that attract and maintain friendships? Much of the research focusing onContinue reading “Friends and Making Amends by Pam McElmeel”