With school starting up again, there are a few simple yet significant tips to help ease children out of summer mode and into school mode.Whether they are starting school for the first time or returning, these suggestions will enable parents, teachers, and caregivers to have an easier transition. Read more »
Our first 30th anniversary celebration was last week! We held our annual summer picnic, but took it up a notch with catering from Chipolte, a performance by Goofy Gideon the Magician, personalized cupcakes from Cupcake Royal, and prize bags. We had a wonderful time getting to chat with nannies, their charges, and some special guests(and the Seattle weather cooperated!) Thank you to all who attended!
Photos by Denise Danzer-copyrighted 2014
SUMMER and FALL Quarter registration has begun at Bellevue College! It’s time to consider college options for Summer (begins 7/1) and Fall Quarters (begins 9/22).
SUMMER QUARTER CLASSES (begin 7/1) – all Online:
ECED107 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 5 cr
ECED190 Observation and Assessment 3 cr
EDUC115 Child Development 5 cr
ECED100 Child Care Basics 3 cr (basic 30 hrs course for MERIT system)
FALL QUARTER CLASSES (begin 9/22)
ECED100 Child Care Basics
ECED105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
ECED120 Practicum – Nurturing Relationships
ECED132 Nurturing Care – Infants and Toddlers
ECED170 Environments for Young Children
EDUC204 The Exceptional Child
EDUC115 Child Development
EDUC205 Introduction to Education
ECED198 Special Seminar: Creativity and Invention for Young Children
ECED199 Independent Studies in Early Childhood Education
ECED299 Independent Studies in Early Childhood Education
Often previous college credits can be transferred toward a certificate or degree - Contact Stephanie Sloan email@example.com for an advising appointment, and possible advising by email.
BELLEVUE COLLEGE OFFERS:
- Flexible schedule to balance work and family
- Academic support and tutoring, financial aid, and scholarships
- Work in an Early Achievers Program Level 2 and above? Ask about FREE TUITION and BOOKS!
- STARS-MERIT: class credits can be used for STARS training hours
- Faculty are experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated to support your learning
View the class schedule for the academic year: Click on “See Projected Annual Course Offerings”: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/teachered/academic-options/course-offerings/
Bellevue College is now offering a series of Positive Discipline Classes, both for parents of children 12 and under and for parents of teens. Positive Parenting is the parenting approach recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and one way to learn about this style of parenting is through Positive Discipline. In this series, parents will learn what positive parenting is and how to use this approach with their child or teen. All classes are two hours long and take place on Saturdays in April and May.
Choose from the following classes depending on your need:
Introduction to Positive Parenting for Parents of Children 12 and Under – Series I
Positive Parenting Tools for Parents of Children 12 and Under – Series II
Introduction to Positive Parenting for Parents of Teens – Series I
Positive Parenting Tools for Parents of Teens – Series II
Her regular family had these kind words to say: “Genessa is a wonderful nanny. All of Genessa’s actions with our child are done with love, patience, and understanding. She is conscientious, trustworthy, and responsible. Our daughter looks forward to her arrival each day.”
Our On-Call families don’t hesitate to share her praises either! One family commented, “Genessa has worked out really well. She is very competent, knowledgeable (how to handle a 3 year old and expectations for a 3 year old), confident, and outgoing. [Our son] has really taken to her.”
As we discussed in Part 1 of this series, being paid legally and knowing the basics of the tax law, are an important part of being treated as a professional. In this section we are going to show you some real world examples of why being paid professionally pays off! Read more »
As a childcare professional, you have one of the most important and noble jobs in the world – to nurture, protect, educate, guide and inspire children. You should view yourself – and demand to be treated – as a professional. In part, this means making sure that your compensation is handled accurately, fairly and legally. Read more »
Lice have been plaguing human kind since the dawn of civilization. This unfortunate fact still exists today and can affect any family, any time. We recently heard from a nanny that was drawn into the battle on behalf of her family. She turned to us for some advice, and we decided to put a bunch of resources together in one place!
For a funny movie view, check out Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Kate in the movie I Don’t Know How She Does It:
This month’s winner is a graduate of Northwest Nanny Institute, has 10 years of Nanny experience, and is also an accomplished vocalist! Congratulations to Julie Hales on being chosen this month! Julie was placed in a long-term job in 2013 with an ANI family. The family recently had this to say about Julie:
“In her time with us, Julie has been incredibly dedicated to taking care of our daughter, Rose. She approaches every day with a plan for activities and learning opportunities, whether it is reading together, singing songs, attending story time, making art, doing mat / tummy time etc. Julie also keeps us updated on how the day went through a journal and pictures and it helps us feel connected even when we can’t be there. Julie exudes positivity and just loves being around children – she connected instantly with our daughter and they have the most amazing time together. I feel really secure and happy knowing that Rose is with her every day. We feel so lucky to have her as our nanny and as a part of our family! We don’t know what we would do without her!”
When asked about a funny thing a child has said to her recently, she responded, “Remy told me he want to take an airplane to preschool in France every day, because that is where his grandparents live!”
Congrats Julie! Thank you for all you do every day!
Our 2014 training calendar is kicking off on February 8th with our highly regarded First Aid, CPR, HIV and Blood-born Pathogens Class! Start the year off by getting qualified and confident in life-saving skills.
“I completed my CPR class this weekend. The instructor was great! [...] Very passionate and thorough, and he advised us to “practice” or at least to go over it all in our heads until it’s IN THERE… Very good advice. I’m glad I went to that particular class and wanted to say, Thanks for choosing such an awesome instructor.””
- Nanny Kimber
Here’s what you need to know:
• What: Nanny only First Aid, CPR, HIV and Blood-born Pathogens Class, with extra focus on Infant/Child CPR
• When: Saturday, February 8th from 9:00am-12:00pm
• Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center; Room #3, Seattle
• Cost: $35 per person, snacks will be included!
• Details: 2 year certification in First Aid, CPR, HIV & Blood-born Pathogens
• Register: Click the Sign Up Now button below!
This isn’t only for ANI Nannies, pass this email onto any of your nanny friends!
We’re excited to see you there on Saturday February 8th!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-784-8462 with any questions.
Payment will be taken either via check or credit card, and is due by Wednesday February 5th, 2014 to secure your place in the class.