Learning and Growing Together
The Bellevue College Parent Education program offers parent-child classes and cooperative preschools in Bellevue, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Renton, Sammamish, and Snoqualmie. (Online for Fall 2020.) Classes are designed specifically for each stage of development: babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary up to age nine. Our children’s programs are all play-based, which research tells us is the most effective way for young children to learn. Diverse active learning experiences support the development of creativity, emotional intelligence, physical agility, social skills, and build the foundations for literacy, math, science, and music.
There are lots of great children’s programs to choose from. What makes our classes unique is parent involvement. When caregivers participate in the class, they are involved in their child’s education, seeing first-hand the learning activities and ways that the teacher guides children’s learning, so they can better reinforce it at home. Parent education sessions are led by skilled college faculty who offer evidence-based information balanced with practical tips about all aspects of parenting and child development. In our classes, parents connect, build community, and get support for the ups and downs of parenting.
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