Bellevue College’s Parent Education program offers parent-child classes and cooperative preschools in Bellevue, Carnation, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Renton, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, and Online. Classes are designed specifically for each stage of development: babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary up to age nine. Our children’s programs are all play-based and hands-on, which research tells us is the most effective way for young children to learn. Children’s activities provide diverse active learning experiences that support the development of creativity, emotional intelligence, literacy, math, science, music, physical abilities and social skills. Classes are offered for the full school year (mid-year enrollment is possible as space allows) which encourages teachers, children and parents to develop longer-term relationships than the typical children’s program. Brain research shows that children learn best when they feel safe, happy, and connected.

Most children’s classes are only focused on what the kids are learning. What makes our classes unique is parent involvement and parent education. Parents participate in the classroom (every week with our youngest children and once a month with our oldest kids), so they are involved in their child’s education, seeing first-hand the classroom activities and ways that the teacher engages and guides the children’s learning. Parent education sessions allow parents to connect with other moms, dads, and caregivers, building community, and getting support for the ups and downs of parenting. Sessions are led by skilled college faculty, who are also experienced parents, and who offer evidence-based information balanced with practical tips about all aspects of parenting and child development.


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NEW CLASS Offered!!!!

We are offering a new class in a new facility in the Renton area for toddlers and parents.  It will be the Sunrise Highlands Toddler class on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m.  The class will meet at the First United Methodist Church, 2201 NE 4th St., Renton 98056.  You can register at:  www.bellevuecollege.edu/parented Questions and ...more about NEW CLASS Offered!!!!

Free Sample Class for Infants!!!!

Meet and connect with other parents to share in the joy and challenges of parenthood!!!!! Parent - Infant Class Fall

The Bellevue College Parent Education & Early Learning Program to Host Fall Open Houses.

We invite parents and children to visit our parent-child preschool class facilities, meet our professional faculty, and hear about the benefits of our program at our open houses beginning Sept. 5 – Sept. 24! We will open the doors of many facilities so that you can experience our classes first-hand, before you register for a class for ...more about The Bellevue College Parent Education & Early Learning Program to Host Fall Open Houses.

Intro To Positive Discipline

Do you want to take your family from good to great? Do you want to learn the secrets of communication to get your kids to listen and cooperate? Do you want your children to be responsible, respectful and resourceful members of society? Learn to love parenting again- you can do it! Register for our 5 ...more about Intro To Positive Discipline