Author: SandhurstCoop

Pre-3s Update

Pre-3s are making so much progress!  They are problem solving and working out their issues without parents more often than not!  They are loving the “cooking snack” where they make their own snacks a few times a month. They’ve made avocado toast, sushi rolls and taco cups.  They’ve made great use of the climbing room during the cold, snowy and… Read more →

Cabin Fever

Some of us might have been caught off-guard by our first few inches of snow earlier this week (I know I was!) and bored kiddos have sent us searching for activities to keep them occupied for the next round that’s been forecast. Here are some great suggestions from our toddler’s class Parent Educator, Rebecca. She writes: When my guys were… Read more →

Let’s Sculpt!

Playdough is a Sandhurst Co-op favorite! Kids and adults alike love rolling, shaping & making memories with co-op friends around the playdough table. Making playdough at home is an inexpensive and fun activity for families. Here is a great playdough recipe to get rolling, shaping and making memories around your own kitchen table. Squishiest Playdough Pour 2 cups of flour into a bowl. Add 1/2 cup of… Read more →

The Neuro-Developmental Approach to Behaviors

by Betty Peralta, 3-5’s Parent Educator As our society takes in its newest research on the human brain, we are noticing the limitations and frustrations of using behaviorism (punishment and reward) to discipline our children. This new paradigm says that behaviors are a reflection of the way our children’s brains are functioning. A brain always responds to the environment exactly… Read more →

The Cooperative Preschool

by Steven (pre-3’s parent) Our first year at Sandhurst Co-op Preschool with our daughter Alana is coming to a close. It has been a great experience for both my daughter and my wife. Our family has begun to make a connection to the local community and the co-op school model has a lot to do with that. Sandhurst Co-op Preschool… Read more →

Goodbye Sandhurst

by Elizabeth (3-5’s parent) I feel sad as the end of the co-op year nears, and for us the end of our time at co-op as the third of our co-op-educated kids moves on. As the year draws to a close, we have become relaxed and comfortable with each other, the kids know each other well, and the adults know… Read more →

Welcome Teacher Vickie!

Sandhurst Cooperative Preschool is thrilled to announce the hiring of Vickie Lovina.  Teacher Vickie will take on the lead teaching role for our 3-5’s program in September of 2018. She comes to Sandhurst with a breadth of experience in early childhood education, a respect and enthusiasm for learning through play, and holds value in the importance of community as a key… Read more →

Cesily Crowser Memorial Fund

by Emily Bradley (Parent Educator) This time of year, the North Seattle College Parent Educators put out a call to our co-op communities to ask for support for our parent education program that serves homeless families in North Seattle. The Cecily Crowser Memorial Fund was started after the passing of a beloved parent educator Cesily Crowser in 2014. Cecily worked alongside Miss… Read more →

Southward Bound

by Steven (Pre-3’s parent) Spring break was fast approaching at co-op and we decided that this would be a prime opportunity to take a vacation and get away from the inclement Seattle weather. I have a friend that lives north of San Diego in a town called Encinitas. Encinitas is a sleepy little beach town that is close to a… Read more →

Spring Chili

by Mike (3-5’s parent) While chili is typically associated with fall and winter, why not in Spring too? I’ve adapted it to be low carb and easy to throw together quick! Ingredients 1 lb ground beef 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes with chili seasoning 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce 3/4 cup onion (diced) 1 T chili powder 1t ground… Read more →