Parent-Only Classes

We offer two different classes for parents only, without child participation.

Beyond Five

For: Parents with children ages 5 and up.


Now that your child is beyond five years of age, he or she has officially reached “middle childhood”. This class meets once a month in the evening, and is designed to deal with the growing child and all the issues involved in this new stage of development. The class includes lots of discussion and ideas! Meet other parents and get support for your parenting journey.


Bellevue College Q-Building
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Q116
Bellevue, WA

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How to Register

This class will NOT be offered during the 2017-18 school year.



PARED 136 Parenting the Young Child – Online

For: Parents with children ages birth – five.

This two-credit, quarter-long class is offered periodically.  Information on class availability can be found online in the Bellevue College (BC) credit class schedule.


Help us spread the word, near and far, about this class for parents with children ages birth to five! This class is designed especially for parents who cannot attend our traditional parent and child classes, but is open to present and former Parent Ed students/parents!

This class is conducted completely online.

Components include:

  • Audio lecture
  • Observation/activity
  • Reading
  • Peer discussion and support
  • Individual application components

The curriculum is divided into units or topics relevant to parenting young children, including:

  • Child Development
  • Temperament
  • Guidance and Discipline
  • Effective Communication
  • Sibling Relationships
  • Feeding Young Children

Topics will, however, be flexible to meet the needs of the parents who are enrolled.

For more information contact the Instructor, Gayne Phillips.

How to Register

To register, visit the enrollment information page on the BC eLearning website at, or contact the Admissions and Registration office at (425) 564-2222 for assistance.


Last Updated March 10, 2017