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  • You Can’t Have Too Many Books

    by added on 5 March 2019

    by Susan Carroll, Parent Educator Recently, there has been a lot of excitement about Marie Kondo’s Kon Mari method of tidying up.  Her Netflix show has people purging their closets and folding their clothes in an effort to declutter their homes.  If you know me, you know I’m in favor of organizing.  I love a quiet afternoon with just me, ...

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  • Race-Conscious Parenting

    by added on 22 January 2019

    How Do We Raise Well-Adjusted, Socially-Aware, Compassionate White Children Who Become Advocates for Social Change in a Racially Unjust America? by Elisabeth Lepine: Parent in the Pre-K Class  Spoiler Alert: I don’t have the answer to this enormous pertinent question. But after reading Jennifer Harvey’s parenting book, Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, I have become obsessed with ...

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  • 2018 Gift Blog

    by added on 21 December 2018

    Our Favorite Things: Woodinville Family Preschool’s 2018 Gift Guide Play is powerful. It is the way children learn. We believe in having toys that challenge their thinking, stretch their creativity, and engage their imaginations…and it doesn’t have to be expensive (hint: some of the best toys are free). In the spirit of the holiday season, WFP’s staff put together a list ...

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  • What is a Benefit Mindset, and Why Do I Need One?

    by added on 3 December 2018

    By Cecile Culp Mielenz, Ph.D., Licensed Mental Health Counselor Director, Woodinville Family Preschool The first keynote of the first day of the Learning and the Brain conference was about to begin, and I looked forward to learning about recent research and its application to parent and child education.  The speaker, Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman of Barnard College at Columbia University, began his ...

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  • Fall Parent Meeting: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    by added on 1 November 2018

    By Maggie Homer, Parent Educator   For this Fall Parent Meeting, Barbara Yasui is coming to speak to us on diversity, equity, and inclusion and what it means not only for our preschool community. At our PAC Leadership training at Shoreline last June, Barbara Yasui challenged us to take another look at our mission statement and see where we can make it more ...

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  • 3 Reasons Chores Are A Gift to Your Child (and you!)

    by added on 13 October 2018

    By Maggie Homer, Parent Educator After I graduated from the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!) I uprooted my life and moved to the Heartland: Omaha, Nebraska. My future husband was in Medical School and so I thought I’d take a little adventure to join him. I came to find that Omaha is home to some of the greatest people I’ve ever known. ...

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  • 5 Ways to Transition Back to School

    by added on 11 September 2018

    By Laura Borner We are walking hand in hand down to the beach. It’s one of my favorite moments of being a mom. They are thrilled to be heading to the beach. I’m thrilled to have them still young enough to hold my hands. And we get to decide what each day will bring, what new activities we want to do, ...

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  • How Tired Parents Have Good Days

    by added on 28 July 2018

    By Maggie Homer, WFP Parent Educator Last night I was up six times with my 5-month old son. He was up every hour, on the hour. I maybe got 4 broken hours of sleep. When my 3-year old woke up and was ready to rock at 6 am, I thought I was going to lose my mind. I pulled my blankets ...

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  • 5 Things Going Screen Free Taught Me About My Child

    by added on 22 June 2018

    By Maggie Homer, WFP Parent Educator Let me just start by saying I never set out on my parenting journey thinking I would live in a completely screen free household. No, no. I love cuddling up on the couch and binge watching Netflix as much as the next exhausted parent. However, I recently hit my TV limit with my 3-year old daughter ...

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  • Parents Connect 2018

    by added on 21 March 2018

    By Sara Whalen, PAC Representative A few years ago I attended a work-related conference, at which time I sat through a talk geared toward speaking to other professionals and adults.  As I listened to this talk, I realized that so much of the information given was extremely similar to what we discuss on a daily basis at WFP. This experience, among ...

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