Parent Education Preschool offers 1-2-3-Magic and Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P.) classes. It is the perfect opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their child and acquire knowledge to be the best parent they can be. P.E.P. is a community that inspires children’s creativity, wonder, and a love of learning.
Because of an increased demand this year we have added a two day a week afternoon class!
This course is based on research that supports the importance of parental involvement in the literacy development of their children. The SPACE Program recognizes that parents are their child's first teachers and we believe that continuing literacy development in the home is vital. This parent/child literacy class links home to school and parent to child to teacher. It provides parents with opportunities to learn more about comprehensive literacy and to understand their role in helping their children to succeed. Each session begins with an ELA lesson for parents while the children participate in literacy related preschool activities with two co-teachers. At the end of each class, parents and children work together on an introductory activity and enjoy story time together.
Interactive classesdesigned with your family in mind.
Imagine a place with a safe, inviting and relaxed atmosphere where you can meet other parents, build relationships, and find answers to your parenting questions. Parent/Toddler class is just such a place. Your little ones can play while you gain valuable support and learn helpful tips about raising your young child from other parents and from the caring, knowledgeable Parenting Educator. Play is your child’s work and is essential for proper brain development.
Parent and toddler attend this class together. The principles and skills in this class can help you feel more confident in your parenting role. Learn skills to increase your confidence and make connections with other new parents.
Discipline techniques for parents of children ages 2-12 years old.
1-2-3 Magic is dedicated to helping parents build strong, positive relationships with their children and overcome the stress of disciplining. It offers practical easy-to-use discipline techniques that WORK! The mission of 1-2-3 Magic is to help parents raise well-behaved, happy, competent children and put the fun back into parenting!
This class is geared for returning Parent Education Preschool Students. Every week these returning students will be required to complete a journal entry, lead a parenting discussion,reflect on their own learning and discussion leadership, and work in the preschool room as a teaching assistant. They will also be required to prepare and teach two preschool lessons each semester and reflect on those experiences as well.
.Parents are a child’s first teachers and as such play a vital role in supporting a child’s development. Healthy, engaged parents or caregivers are the best brain supports a child can have. Circle time fun, finger plays, sensory experiences and motor development opportunities help young children make sense of the world they live in. In class we will form a community of support to discuss important parenting topics, introduce early communication skills such as sign language and provide an opportunity for social interaction. Class time is 1 hour, one day per week.
Baby Beginnings Birth-12 months
Preschool Beginnings is a community of children, families and teachers committed to learning and growing through a process of research and discovery. We aim to create a nurturing and stimulating environment in which children's curiosity is respected, creativity is valued, and independence is supported. Our hope is that during their time at Preschool Beginnings and beyond, children will practice communication, deepen their ability to problem-solve, practice fine and gross motor skills, and have opportunities for social-emotional growth. This class is designed as a transition between the Older Toddler program and the Preschool program, for those that need it. One more unique aspect of this program is the parent education component, which occurs in a seminar style with the teacher, while the children are practicing independence with the circle time teachers. The Positive Parenting Program is an evidence-based program, which provides parents with practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships with their children, confidently manage children’s behavior and prevent future problems from developing.