FREE Fall Parenting Workshops at the YMCA

Free, Conveniently-Located and Useful Tool to Help Your Family Thrive

We are partnering with the YMCA to offer a Fall Parenting Workshop series in Snoqualmie and Sammamish. Gain insights into your child’s physical, social, and emotional development and how they affect your child’s future success in academics and in life. All workshops in this series are FREE with online registration. Attend one or attend them all, but please register in advance as space is limited!


Questions? Contact:

Sandra “Sam” Sinanan
Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator

Email Sam

Upcoming Workshops

Click here to view or register for upcoming workshops.

September: Behavior Building Blocks
Tues., Sept. 19, 6:30 pm – Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
Thurs., Sept. 21, 6:30 pm – Sammamish Community YMCA

You will gain insight and skills around how to enjoy time with your child without those battles you may sometimes experience. How? By engaging in 5 minutes of play every day based on P.R.I.D.E. (Praise, Reflect, Imitate, Describe, and Enthusiasm) skills, which are incorporated into a special play experience each day. In just 5 minutes a day of this type of play, your child will have a better connection with you, a higher sense of control and, as an added benefit, increased compliance. These are truly positive parenting skills!

View the September Flyer

October: Strengthening Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills
Tues., Oct. 17, 6:30 pm – Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
Thurs., Oct. 19, 6:30 pm – Sammamish Community YMCA

What exactly do we mean by “Executive Functioning”? Essentially, Executive Functioning skills are those mental skills that help us get things done–including self-control, remembering rules, and adapting when the plan changes. Children aren’t born with these skills, but they have the potential to develop them. Problems with executive functioning are often noticed when children start school. In this workshop, you will gain insight into these skills, which can be predictors of school readiness and success. Like all skills, executive functioning can be strengthened. There are strategies you can use at home to improve your child’s impulse control, working memory and flexible thinking. With your help and outside support, if needed, your child can learn ways to manage and work around issues with these skills.

View the October Flyer

November: Is It a Quirk or a Concern?
Tues., Nov. 21, 6:30 pm – Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
Thurs., Nov. 16, 6:30 pm – Sammamish Community YMCA

While it is normal for young children to reach developmental milestones at different ages, some
children display signs or loss of skills which may indicate a developmental delay. In this workshop, you will gain important knowledge and information about “red flags” in early childhood development,
as well as what local resources are available if a child needs further assessments. Early detection and treatment is the best way to help children with delays to progress and catch up with their typically-developing peers.

View the November Flyer