QACP Community News: Spring 2018

    Thank you: QACP Members, Auction Sponsors, and Generous Donors! At Queen Anne Cooperative Preschool we once again put the “fun” in fundraising with our annual silent and live auction. Each year the auction night is one of the highlights of our experience at QACP– and 2018 was no different. It was a chanceContinue reading “QACP Community News: Spring 2018”

“Co-op Class Potty Training Tales,” by QACP’s Newest Blogger – Parent Laura Marie Rivera

As a mother of two (2) two-year-olds, we are in the “thick of it” at our house.   Add two big kids and a puppy, and we are talking about poop ALL THE TIME.  Even though it is my New Year’s resolution to be more patient and remember to look at things from another point ofContinue reading ““Co-op Class Potty Training Tales,” by QACP’s Newest Blogger – Parent Laura Marie Rivera”

QACP Winter 2017/18: News You Can Use

HOW IS THE PLAY-BASED MODEL IMPORTANT? A PreK & QACP alumni parent forwarded the following link and corresponding article (“This is the one skill your child needs for the jobs of the future“) to QA Co-op’s Internal Communications Team and mentioned that it was potentially worth sharing with the membership.  We agreed and decided toContinue reading “QACP Winter 2017/18: News You Can Use”

QACP Parent Review of, “Pick Your School Before Moving Day”

“Pick Your School Before Moving Day” by Alex Robbins of Safety Today was reviewed/edited by a QACP member parent during Winter 2018.  QA Co-op’s Internal Communications Team wanted to share what she had to say: “this is a helpful article to put in full view all the *advice* you are offered as parents, especially during preschool open-house season!  From whatContinue reading “QACP Parent Review of, “Pick Your School Before Moving Day””

“The Parent-Ed Connection between QACP/SCC,” by Jamie Cho & Kate Calhoun

The two parent educators assigned to Queen Anne Cooperative Preschool are Kate Calhoun and Jamie Cho. Kate and Jamie are faculty at Seattle Central College. They are hired and paid for by the college. Queen Anne is one of seven cooperative preschools affiliated with Seattle Central College. There are many additional co-op preschools located throughoutContinue reading ““The Parent-Ed Connection between QACP/SCC,” by Jamie Cho & Kate Calhoun”

“2017-18 Holiday Wishes,” by QACP’s Parent Educators

Dear QA Co-Op Families, I wish you all the happiest of holidays.  I am very much enjoying being at Queen Anne this year and would like to thank all of you for your warm welcome into your community! This time can be difficult for kids as routines are not regular and people may be comingContinue reading ““2017-18 Holiday Wishes,” by QACP’s Parent Educators”

“Yoga Muddle,” by QACP Alumna Nidhi Kirpal Jayadevan

It felt rather unsettling that yogic meditation should make me so antsy!  In the past, that’s what kept me centered. Instead of relaxing in the deep-throated lilt of my ujjai breath, my mind was running in circles – my childcare is finite, and is quickly slipping away, and I have to do….the list seemed endless!  Guess, 2Continue reading ““Yoga Muddle,” by QACP Alumna Nidhi Kirpal Jayadevan”

QACP Parent Review of, “Kids In The Kitchen: How To Have Fun & Stay Safe”

“Kids In The Kitchen: How To Have Fun And Stay Safe” by Alex Robbins of Safety Today was reviewed by a QACP member parent during Fall 2017.  QA Co-op’s Internal Communications Team wanted to share what she had to say…”this is an incredibly useful article to put in perspective all the *help* your kiddo mayContinue reading “QACP Parent Review of, “Kids In The Kitchen: How To Have Fun & Stay Safe””

Up-to-Date QACP Inclement Weather Policies & Safety Info

  Was anyone else as surprised as we were to see snow falling in early November? To find out if QACP is closed due to inclement weather, follow the news announcements for Seattle Public School District’s schedule. Your class coordinator will also send updates via email and QACP’s Internal Communications Team will post on QAContinue reading “Up-to-Date QACP Inclement Weather Policies & Safety Info”

“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”