Monthly Blog Posts

  • Combatting Holiday Busyness

    by added on 8 October 2019

    By Whitney Connors, Toddler PM Coordinator Here it is! Another fall filled with mixed emotions. Although I welcome our routine back, the fall also comes with the daunting beginning of holiday season for my family and the many traditions that come along with it. It is this time every year, that, before anything even begins, I just feel busy. I read an ...

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  • Keeping Summer Alive Through Fall

    by added on 27 September 2019

    By Maggie Homer, Parent Educator As I write this, it’s the first week of August. It seems like we’re just starting to get the beautiful, warm Seattle weather…and yet I’m somehow feeling our summer slip through my fingers. When we run to Target, the aisles are filled with Back to School items. Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte is set to release August 28th ...

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  • Why I Joined Woodinville Family Preschool’s Prenatal-Infant Class

    by added on 22 August 2019

    By Gabrielle Mak, WFP Parent of Toddler   “I thought preschool didn’t start until 2 years and older…” “Woodinville Family Preschool has a prenatal and infant class.” I was sitting on the living room floor, my fingers pushing on my mommy flab while religiously checking the baby monitor anytime it went dark from inactivity—the postpartum mom hormones were full force. My husband lounged on ...

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  • When to Take the Kindergarten Plunge

    by added on 15 May 2019

    By Kelly Petersen, Outdoor Curriculum Specialist Kindergarten. It looms ever closer as we continue on our journey through preschool with our precious children. Kindergarten today looks totally different than the kindergarten parents experienced in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Gone are the days of coloring inside the lines, connecting the dots, and reading “See Spot Run”. According to an article by US ...

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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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