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Cecile Culp Mielenz

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Cecile Culp Mielenz has been the Director of Woodinville Family Preschool since 1982 and also teaches our multi-day classes for 3- and 4-year-olds. Cecile values the opportunity to support both children and parents. She delights in the children and appreciates the mindfulness that the adults bring to their parenting role, and she enjoys the sense of community that WFP families contribute to the program.

Cecile holds a Ph.D. in Child Development and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in ChildDevelopment and Preschool Education. She has also served as the state-wide consultant for children’s programs for the Florida Division of Mental Health. In 1976 she became a Professor of Child Development and Head of the Department of Home Economics at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. While at N.S.U., Cecile developed a program for infants and toddlers that was presented as a model for 13 states.

In 1993 Cecile began a private parenting education practice through which she counsels parents individually and/or in small groups and also works with children. She is a licensed mental health counselor, practicing as an independent practitioner at Sunridge Professional Center in Woodinville. Cecile often presents seminars for preschool and kindergarten teachers in cities throughout the United States and Canada. Her areas of expertise include emergent literacy, early math, and developmentally appropriate practice.

Throughout her career, Cecile has been a contributing author to professional books and journals in child development, children’s art, infant stimulation and early childhood education. She also serves as a consultant and speaker on these topics to professional and parent groups.

In 2001, Cecile received recognition as an Outstanding National Educator from the Bureau of Education and Research.Most recently, Cecile has co-authored the book Mentor Manager, Mentor Parent: How to Develop Responsible People and Build Successful Relationships. More information on the book can be found at http://www.mentormanagermentorparent.com. Cecile’s strategies and ideas for effective parenting that are described in the book are also presented in the parenting education classes she teaches atFamily Preschool.

Cecile and her husband have two adult daughters, both of whom attended WFP as children.

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