Become more involved in your young child’s early education

Mar 21, 2013

Edmonds Community College’s Family Life Education Department has several options to consider this spring, including a new online course for parents, caregivers, and grandparents.

Free class for toddlers between 12-24 months: This informational session is 9:30-11 a.m., Wed., March 20.

Meet other children and parents in an environment set up for toddlers. Learn about parenting resources. Meet the college parenting instructor and the children’s teacher.

Among the activities will for Dress for the Mess (paint, water play, bubbles), Enjoy Circle Time (finger plays, marching, lap rides, songs), and Play Together (puzzles, blocks, dolls, cars).

Free Daddy and Me class: This preview class is 6-7:30 p.m., Tues., April 30. In addition to activities for toddlers, you can meet other children and parents and learn about parenting resources.

Social and Emotional Development of 3- to 5-Year-Olds: The online class will help you discover ways to tune into preschoolers’ emotional needs, promote healthy emotional development, and encourage social skills.

The instructor is Helen Nissani. Weekly classes begin on April 8, and the quarter ends June 10. The fee is $61.65. Register by April 3.


Parent-child interactive classes are currently enrolling for the spring quarter, which begins April 1. Here are the times and dates:

  • Infant classes (4-14 months old): 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thurs.
  • Toddler classes (day according to age range): 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tues., Wed. and Fri.
  • Daddy and Me class (18 months-3 years): 6-8 p.m. Thurs.

To reserve your space or for more information, call 425.640.1665 or email


Center for Families |


The center serves hundreds of children in childcare, from infants to five-year-olds, and models best practices in childcare. It is a training facility for students who are learning to become early childhood educators, Head Start teachers, or family support specialists. It offers parent education classes and oversees parent cooperative preschools. Its Childcare and Head Start programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children — the mark of quality for early childhood education.


Edmonds Community College |


Established in 1967, the college strengthens our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning.

It serves more than 20,000 students annually. The college offers 75 associate degrees and 51 professional certificates in 33 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts programs.

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