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 location, and more. You can also view our Calendar to see them by date. We will continue to add open houses as we receive information. […]

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 a bachelors of arts in Theatre from the University of Washington, is a graduate of The Brian Utting School of Massage, the Seattle Midwifery School […]

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. We encourage you to a challenge of gratitude for a month.  Have a gratitude journal to write all the reasons you are grateful for, make […]

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 of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education and currently work as the director of PRLC Preschool in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. I’ve done […]

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 of Washington, and with a Certificate in e-Learning and Instructional Design. Kate is an innovative educator and instructional leader. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she has […]

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 families to thrive. She considers herself to be an accomplice with others also working towards justice, with an understanding that listening and being proximate with those most […]

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 solo parent passionate about raising a non-binary child in empowerment and security. I am a full-time student at North Seattle College pursuing my passion in […]

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 her experience in coop started 4 years prior as a parent. Karen has a BS in kinesiology, the study of human movement with an emphasis […]

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 is the wife of Reid, the mother of two girls and the daughter of Panamanian immigrants. She holds a B.A. in English and a J.D., […]

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 teacher, a special education teacher, an administrator, a co-op preschool parent and currently is the coordinator for Shoreline Community College co-ops and a parent educator […]