Child Development

Bates Coordinator’s monthly reports for the newsletter

A word from our Bates Child Studies Instructor…

Hello Jack&Jill Families,  I would like to take this opportunity to give a big “THANK YOU” to the Jack & Jill 2016/2017 Board Members and Teacher. Thank you, board members, for the time and commitment you have put forth to make Jack & Jill a truly successful cooperative preschool. Your passion for your children and the knowledge you have brought to the board was

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April events at Bates


Getting to Calm

Do you ever find yourself losing your cool in front of your child?  Would you like tips on how to help your child de-escalate before a full blown tantrum strikes?  If you answered yes to either of the above questions, please plan to attend the 20th annual brain series at Bates South Campus.  On Thursday, April 27th clinical psychologist Dr. Laura Kastner will present, “Getting to Calm.”  Click

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A Look at Child Development

This Gift For your Child Requires NO $$$! What gift is that? Emotional Intelligence. While parents invest dollars in opportunities for increasing their child’s “general intelligence factor”, or IQ, what we’ve been learning in the past twenty years is that it our EQ, or emotional intelligence that is a better indicator of future success. The qualities important to future success in marriage, career, and

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Ready for Life!

Ready for Life! By now you have most likely read or studied or obsessed over the Kindergarten Readiness information we shared with you in January. We sent you much information electronically, invited you to hear our panel of kindergarten teachers, encouraged visiting a neighborhood elementary school, or do any number of other activities to help you make the decision about your child’s future school

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Reminder, don’t miss the kindergarten readiness panel!

Bates Technical College Child Studies Department will be hosting a panel of kindergarten teachers from Tacoma, Puyallup and other local districts to share information with parents about kindergarten readiness and to answer questions.  Come to Bates South Campus auditorium on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7-8:30 pm for this important event! January Kind flyer 2017-1


Save the date – kindergarten readiness panel!

“How can I tell if your child will be ready for kindergarten in the fall?”  “How can I help my child prepare for kindergarten?”  “What do I need to know before my child starts kindergarten?”  If you’ve been asking yourself any of these questions or have other general questions about kindergarten readiness, mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 10, 2017 and come to the

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Five Tips For a Good Family Holiday

Dear Jack & Jill Families, The holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Sometimes following these tips can lead to a less stressful and more relaxing holiday. Take some time to reflect on these 5 helpful hints before the madness of the season is upon us all! You have the power to create what type of experience your family

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You gotta struggle in order to have it. . .

You gotta struggle in order to have it. . . Courage, that is. And these early years are the years to nurture courage in your children. To be courageous does not mean you are without fear; it means that you persist in spite of the fear. Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue

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The Values of Play

Hello Jack& Jill Families, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit each classroom in September.  All I can say is, “Your children are amazing!”   While visiting each classroom, I was able to see all the individual personalities and how every child is learning his or her way around the classroom. I will be at Jack & Jill on October 19th and 20th for parent

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