Looking to beat the winter blahs with your little one, and maybe meet some new friends for yourself, too? If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I’m a huge fan of the parent and child programs at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, and they still have spots in their winter classes for little ones 18 to 36 months! I did a similar program with each of the boys, and I really think it was the best thing we did when they were little. I learned so much, got a ton of support, and met other moms who remain some of my closest friends.
In this unique program, parents attend class with their children, exploring a wide range of topics, including nutrition, guidance, and child development. This approach allows parents to learn firsthand how best to teach and care for their child, build relationships with other parents, and earn two college credits.
The parent education instructor and other parents in the class provide parents a network of resources and support. At the same time, children are working in a developmentally appropriate preschool, exploring their world and developing physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Each environment is designed to capture the child’s interest and help their development in each area.
Starting in winter quarter on January 16 and again in spring quarter on April 10, the Parent and Child preschool class (Early Childhood Education 141) meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. A snack is provided and children participate in a structured music time during each session. Cost is $66.50 (includes tuition and lab fee) and $28 for registration. Enrollment is capped at 12 students, so interested parents are encouraged to reserve their child’s spot immediately.
Pierce College’s parent co-op preschool has been operating for more than 35 years, providing critical support and care to thousands of families in Pierce County. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (253) 964-6691. SFM Note: Yes, classes Just started, but there are still spots.
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