Monthly Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Rain, Rain, Come Again Another Day

    by added on 16 January 2018

    By Karen Norris, 1 Day A Coordinator “Mom, is it going to rain today?”  This is a question I am asked most mornings these days, as my older child is packing her backpack for kindergarten and deciding what shoes and coat to wear.  “Yep, it sure is,” I respond, and she runs back down to grab her rain boots and stuff ...

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  • Engaged and Attuned with our Children

    by added on 4 December 2017

    By Cecile Culp Mielenz, Ph.D. Director, Woodinville Family Preschool Licensed Mental Health Counselor Over 40 years ago as a young professional in the field of child development, I attended a national conference where Dr. Ed Tronick presented his “still face” research. His video footage of babies and their mothers attuned and engaged helped to increase emphasis on parent-infant interaction at that time. Recently I attended the ...

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  • My Co-op Life

    by added on 27 October 2017

    By Jasmin Thankachen, 3 Day Coordinator In September, my sons and I shared in our first day of school, one returning to WFP and the other moving ahead to his public elementary school. Like many of you, I took tons of pictures, posting the best ones on my Facebook page, while “liking” the many adorable photos of children posted by my ...

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  • Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Preschool

    by added on 27 March 2017

    By Kelly Freeberg, 3 Day Coordinator   I want to start this blog first by saying that without Woodinville Family Preschool, Cecile, Susan, Tami, and the carefully selected textbooks with so much wonderful knowledge I would not be as close to becoming the parent I want to be as I am today.  I can’t say thank you enough!  My husband and I made ...

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  • New Year’s Resolutions

    by added on 16 January 2017

    By Genajuade Stevenson, Prenatal-Infant Class Coordinator It’s that time of year. It’s New Year’s resolution time! There’s something exciting and refreshing about a new year that seemingly provides a clean slate for goal setting and making changes we’ve been struggling with or avoiding. Diet, exercise and any other kind of body-image related changes always seem to make the resolution list, especially ...

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  • Kindness

    by added on 10 October 2016

      By Cecile Culp Mielenz, Ph.D. Director, Woodinville Family Preschool Licensed Mental Health Counselor As the school year begins, I would like for us to think about emphasizing kindness and compassion during the upcoming months. As we demonstrate kindness to our children and to each other, we not only model for children but also we build our connections with each other and within our ...

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  • Sleep!

    by added on 5 August 2016

    By Lindsey Bihary, 1 Day A Coordinator Sleep. Oh sleep, what a tricky thing you have been. When my daughter was a baby, bedtime was a challenge to say the least. We read, we rocked, we sang, we walked miles in the bedroom. At 6 months we moved her into her own room and made the long loooong looooong term decision that ...

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  • My Journey through Woodinville Family Preschool

    by added on 5 July 2016

    By Amy Best, Chair Eight years ago I entered the little red door at WFP as the mother of an almost 1 year old. I was not looking for a preschool, just a place to connect with moms. I had recently graduated from the Evergreen Hospital Moms group and was looking for another lifeline in the wild ocean that is motherhood. I was given ...

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  • What Co-op Means to Me

    by added on 20 May 2016

    by Susan Carroll After 12 years at WFP, I’m graduating, which has made me think about what being in a co-op has meant to me.  Recently I was talking to a friend who was looking at preschools for her child and she asked me about co-op.  I happily told her all about it, to which she replied, “Well, that sounds like ...

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