Parent Education & Resources

Lectures and Talks

Throughout the school year (October through May), our preschool hosts or helps bring in distinguished speakers to present on a variety of parenting topics. While mandatory for co-op members, they are often available to the public for free. Please contact our director for information about attending an upcoming topic.

Previous topics

Emotional Regulation and Your Preschooler: Coaching Skills to Promote Emotional, Social, and Academic Competence
Presented by Dr. Carol Webster-Stratton, Professor Emeritus and Director of the Parenting Clinic at the University of Washington, and founder of The Incredible Years

Couples Communication and Children
Presented by Carolyn Pirak, The Gottman Institute

Raising Environmentally Conscious Kids
Presented by Gina Diamond
See this list of SCP Family Green Tips collected from the lecture.

Parent Resources

Websites:

The Incredible Years
Children’s Success Foundation: The Nurtured Heart Approach for positive discipline
Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood
The Artful Parent
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Fred Rogers Center
TinkerLab
Not Just Cute
Teacher Tom’s Blog
CDC Developmental Milestones

Books:

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, John Gottman
And Baby Makes Three, John Gottman
Growing Up Again, Connie Dawson and Jean Clarke
How Much is Enough?, Connie Dawson, Jean Clarke and David Bredehoft