Preschool Parent Lab
Friday 10:30 to 1:30 pm
Register Now! Only $100 per month.
Space is Limited to about 12 kids
Classes begin September 7, 2012.
On-going registration thru the school year, join us anytime as space allows.
Preschool Parent Lab is not offered in the Summer.
ABOUT PRESCHOOL PARENT LAB
How do you become the parent you really want to be?
What is empathy and how does it help your kid's brain to thrive? How do you create limits and safety for your child without power struggles and disconnection?
This is not about being a "perfect parent". We are going to blow it. How do we repair our disconnections to keep our children thriving?
The Art Zone is pleased to offer Friday Morning Preschool Lab to create a place of community learning and practice around parenting skills and understanding child development. Join us at Preschool Parent Lab as we build our parenting skills together and create a community of support for the most important job on earth.
Laura Krug facilitates this class every other week, based on the work of Ruth Beaglehole, founder of the Echo Parenting and Education, a nonprofit parenting education organization. The Art Zone has integrated Beaglehole's groundbreaking work in early childhood into all the programs at the studio. Please come to see how we actually practice what we teach in Echo Parenting class.
Echo Parenting class uses the term "nonviolence" to describe a commitment to treat oneself and others with deep respect. It is a belief in the basic goodness that exists in all living things. Nonviolence is an all-encompassing perspective. It includes our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions. What we think and say matter.
The philosophy and practice of nonviolence in parenting applies the ideas of nonviolence to the relationship between children and the adults responsible for raising them. Drawing from over four decades of research on parenting approaches, child development and brain development, Echo Parenting and Education's philosophy is based on empathy, connection and compassion in order to deepen adult-child relationships. The adult-child connection allows the child to learn to be a caring and empathetic human being, fulfilling his or her own dreams and wishes, at the same time supporting the dreams and wishes of others. We are raising children with care. We are raising children to care.
Preschool Parent Lab: Daily Schedule
Once your child has acclimated to class, you are welcome to drop off your child every-other week. Our goal is to build a community of parents; sharing the work of raising our children. This means taking every other week to take care of your needs away from your child, and using the alternate week to participate in the work at Art Zone. Parents are always welcome to stay every week.
Laura Krug will be on site every other Friday, to facilitate a parent support group. We begin the morning with a relaxed welcome and invitation to play. if your child is ready to seperate from you, around 11:15 parents are invited to join a parent support group held in the office next door to Art Zone. You are welcome to bring up a question for discussion and interested parents work out how the nonviolent philosophy frames the issue and forms our response. During the morning, we hope that we have a few conflicts between children, providing rich learning opportunities for us all. Some of the favorite issues we discuss are toilet readiness, sibling issues, "whining", "not listening", sharing and manners, setting limits nonviolently, big feelings, and separation. All issues are an opportunity to understand feelings and needs, practice self-empathy, empathy for others and most importantly to deepen compassionate relationships.
Art Zone teachers stay with the kids, where they will have a group song and story time. A teacher then leads a small group project; kids will each be offered a turn at the teacher facilitated project table. Children not participating, or waiting for thier turn are invited to investigate the play options. Bring a lunch for your child; food is an option at any time.
Around 1:00 pm Parents come back to the Art Zone and join the kids in their activities. We hold a goodbye circle and help the kids transition home.
$100 per month per child.
***Siblings 10% off***
Please call for more information
(310) 318 - 6011