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”

Emergency Information and Community Disaster Skills

As a mother of an almost three-year-old son and an active member of the Puget Sound community, I am forever finding myself in need of notifications about what is going on in my region. With autumn now upon us and winter only a few months in the future, having the ability to access the maximumContinue reading “Emergency Information and Community Disaster Skills”

Vehicle Travel Preparedness for Parents

As the summer travel season draws to a close in much of the United States, many parents cannot help but reflect on their various vacation attempts and accomplishments over the past few months.  Fortunately for Seattleites, King County’s departments, agencies and offices (http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts.aspx) have also worked to provide easily implementable solutions to lessen citizen concernsContinue reading “Vehicle Travel Preparedness for Parents”

Creating a “Comfort Kit” for Emergencies

As our kids get older, they spend more and more time at Queen Anne Cooperative Preschool (QACP) without their parent or caregiver. This growth is great for kids and parents alike. In the event of an unxpected emergency, however, this could result in your child experiencing a temporary separation from mom and/or dad during aContinue reading “Creating a “Comfort Kit” for Emergencies”