Bellevue College’s Parent Education program offers parent-child classes and cooperative preschools in safe, fun, nurturing environments located in the cities of Bellevue, Carnation, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Renton, Sammamish and Snoqualmie and Online. Classes focus on one of several distinct age levels: babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kids up to age seven, with curriculum designed specifically for each stage of development.

Parents face tremendous challenges and dilemmas while raising a child. Bellevue College Parent Education classes are designed to meet the needs of today’s families. Our classes provide community and a shared learning experience for moms, dads, and those who work with children. Skilled college faculty teach these classes and also serve as a resource for an individual parent’s concerns. Along with the parenting class are play-based children’s programs featuring activities that provide active learning experiences for parents and children supporting the development of creativity, literacy, math, science, physical ability and social skills in young children.

Our offices have moved into the new T Building.


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Spring One-Day Classes Open Houses!

Date posted: January 23, 2016

Please come for a visit! We are opening our doors to parents and their children for our one-day-per-week classes all over the Eastside.  Browse our flyer by location and your child’s age in the fall, then plan to join us!

Three New Classes Beginning in January!

Date posted: November 1, 2015

Three New Classes!   Our parent-infant program will begin two new classes in January, and another First Year Toddler class will also be offered!  Classes will run through late May or early June.  If you are interested in visiting our facilities and learning more about the program, you are welcome to come for a visit! For …more about Three New Classes Beginning in January!