Come join us for a talk by Teacher Tom, November 18, 7-8:30pm.
The great John Dewey wrote: “Democracy must be born anew with each generation, and education is its midwife.” The purpose of education in a democracy is not to train children for their vocational futures, but rather for their role as citizens in a self-governing society, and it is never too early to start. In this talk, participants will have the opportunity to explore how their homes and cooperative classrooms can better serve as laboratories for critical thinking, democratic decision-making, cooperation, challenging authority, working toward agreements, settling conflicts, and standing up for beliefs while honoring the beliefs of others. We will examine how children, through play, can learn the habits and skills of democratic decision-making and how to get their own needs met while creating the space for others to meet theirs, all within the context of a community.

For questions, please contact kristina.weidert@seattlecolleges.edu.

This event is free and open to everyone. For families who are able, please consider donating to our Co-op COVID Relief Fund/Scholarship Fund so that our co-ops can offer quality programs and support to families during this time of crisis. Donations help keep co-op preschools accessible to people of all socioeconomic levels and help keep co-op preschools going where enrollment is low.