Adult Curriculum

Fall Course

Title: Parent Education in a Cooperative Preschool: Child Development – An Overview for Parents

Course Description:
Parents will learn about typical social, emotional, physical, language, cognitive development of children aged two to five, healthy patterns of separation, importance of play, and parenting strategies that support a strong foundation for future learning. Parents will help create a safe, inclusive environment for their children and observe and interact with their child
and other children in the cooperative preschool lab. Class includes weekly evening lecture, weekly morning lab and seminar, one-hour weekly additional activity.

Winter Course

Title: Parent Education in a Cooperative Preschool: Parent-Child Relationships

Course Description:
Parents will develop a framework for positive, reflective parenting. They will learn effective communication skills, principles for nurturing resiliency, strategies for conflict resolution, and child guidance principles and practices that contribute to the optimum development of their children aged 2 to 5 years. Class includes weekly evening lecture, weekly morning lab and seminar, and one-hour weekly additional activity.

Spring Course

Title: Parent Education in a Cooperative Preschool: Family Education and Resources

Course Description:
Parents will learn about nutrition, health, first aid, safety, community resources, kindergarten readiness and transition, and parenting strategies for ensuring their child’s success in school and community.
Additional topics will address parenting challenges such as: influence of media and technology and helping children cope with family illness, death, separation, and divorce. Designed for parents of children age 2 to 5 years. Class includes weekly evening lecture, weekly morning lab and seminar, and one-hour weekly additional activity.