What’s New – the latest posts, events, newsletters, and meeting minutes from North Seattle Cooperative Preschools Parent Advisory Council.

Upcoming Open Houses

Upcoming Open Houses Our co-ops’ open houses and info sessions are a great way to meet teachers and/or current parents and talk about how co-op works, what’s unique about each […]

Podcast Episode: Children are NOT small adults

Tami Brockway Joyce (she/her) is a parent educator, actor, podcast host, community activist, small business owner, and all around dilettante, though raising her two kids is her favorite vocation.  She has […]

Podcast Episode: On Gratitude

In this episode, North Seattle College Parent Education Instructors, co-op teachers, Dean of workforce instruction, associate dean, and Parent Education Instructor coordinator come together to send a message of gratitude. […]

Podcast Episode: Matt McKenzie on Respectful Communication with Children

Tania Hino talks to Matt McKenzie about respectful communication with children.I am an experienced educator with more than fifteen years’ experience teaching in the preschool setting. I hold a Bachelor […]

Podcast Season 2: Episode 1: Teaching CHildren Empathy with Kate Barratt

Tania Hino talks to Kate Barratt about teaching children empathy. Kate has B.A. in Early Childhood and Family Studies from the University of Washington, Master in teaching from the University […]

Betty Williams

Podcast Episode 13: Modeling – How to be an Antiracist, with Betty Williams

 Betty S. Williams, MSW, NSC Parent Education Instructor/Program CoordinatorBetty is a determined advocate for racial justice and anti-bias work in order to create a more welcoming environment for children and […]

Shakira and Cedar, 1 year old

Podcast Episode 12: Solo parenting with Shakira Rae Adams

  Tania talks to Shakira about Solo Parenting. Shakira Rae Adams M Ed. (they/them). Here we are in a gender-divided world with many broken systems. I am a non-binary queer […]

Karen Murphy

Podcast Episode 11: Unstructured play with Karen Murphy

  Tania talks to Teacher Karen about the power of unstructured free play.   Karen Murphy has been a teacher at Meadowbrook Cooperative Preschool for the past six years, but […]

Podcast Episode 10: On the Importance of Teachers of Color with Charisma Joy Ross

  In this episode, Tania talks to Charisma Joy Ross about the Importance of having Teachers of Color. Charisma Joy Ross was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She […]

Frances Coppa

Podcast Episode 9: Sensory Processing with Frances Coppa

  In this Episode, Tania talks to Frances Coppa about Sensory Processing.   Frances has been working in the field of education for 20 years.  She has been an elementary […]