Monthly Blog Posts

  • It Takes A Village

    by added on 27 January 2016

    By: Timi Cecka, Pre-Toddler Coordinator It wasn't until the birth of my daughter that I realized the importance of the term, “it takes a village.” At first I tried to do and be everything my daughter needed. I struggled to make sense of the dramatic change that occurred in my life and I was eager to find something or someone to ...

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  • Having Fun Outdoors

    by added on 9 December 2015

    Gretchen Dunning, WFP Secretary Ever hear “We can’t play outside today; it’s too cold you might get sick?” when you were growing up?  It turns out this has been proven to be somewhat of a myth.  , The cold weather may actually kill certain types of bacteria that can’t survive in cold weather.  Children being exposed to dirt, animals, pests, and ...

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  • Reframing the Perfect Christmas, an Exercise in Letting Go

    by added on 9 November 2015

    Amy Best, 3 Day Coordinator It is November 2 and already the Fall Harvest décor in department stores is being replaced with glitter encrusted pinecones, cranberry/balsam scented candles, life size Darth Vader Santas and large banners promising that “This will be the best Christmas ever!”  Once again we are plunged into the whirlwind season of the Holidays, both the most magical ...

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  • The Longest (Almost) Mile

    by added on 2 September 2015

    by Sonja Owens As an icebreaker at our board meeting in June, we were asked to share what we would consider to be our theme song. Fortunately, I had a bit of time to think before I was put on the spot, and came up with Simon and Garfunkel’s “Feelin’ Groovy”. Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the morning ...

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  • I Gave Away the Fun Part of Parenting to My Nanny

    by added on 2 September 2015

    by Sarah Klippel, 1-Day A Coordinator August 9th, 2015. That was the day I realized I had given away the fun part of parenting to my nanny. Here’s the scoop – I feel fortunate to have been given oodles of time with my baby, more than many parents get in this day and age where working full time and still doing ...

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  • Looking Back and Forward

    by added on 23 June 2015

    By Halee Proctor Summer is upon us and that means that another great school year is in the books!  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for trusting me to serve as Chair of the Woodinville Family Preschool Board for the 2014-2015 school year.  It was a truly exciting and valuable experience for me, as I have ...

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  • March 2015

    by added on 28 March 2015

    I think we can all agree that we want what is best for our kids. Isn’t that why we have chosen to participate in a preschool; furthermore, a co-op? It is my opinion that one of the wonderful benefits of a co-op is the unique opportunity to be part of your child’s education and development, while simultaneously allowing for parental ...

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  • AmazonSmile Foundation Donation

    by added on 3 February 2015

    Shop on Amazon this holiday season and Amazon will give .5% to WFP. You must sign up first with Amazon here htp://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1096627. Then when you shop this holiday season just be sure to use http://smile.amazon.com before you purchase! Thanks for WFP this holiday season...

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  • Eating Out Healthfully With Your Toddler

    by added on 3 February 2015

    By Sarah Klippel, Toddler PM Coordinator   Eating out has always been a family thing. It is a time to meet with family and friends and bond over the experience of a shared meal. Of course, the home meal is a time for this as well, but there is something exciting about tasting the flavors that another has put together. Or maybe ...

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  • I Fed My Baby Formula! (and other confessions of a loving mother)

    by added on 20 January 2015

    Amy Best, 1 Day B Coordinator When I was expecting my 1st born, 7 years ago, I never even considered the idea of bottle feeding.  I was going to nurse.  I went to the nursing classes at the hospital, I read the research, and I told anyone who asked that that was my plan.  I was shocked (as many new ...

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