Maybe you’re on your maiden journey into diaper changing and sleep loss, or perhaps you’re a second- or third-time pro when it comes to potty training your walking, talking “I can do it!” toddler. Regardless, we all need a little support. Whether you need last-minute drop-in child care to finish those errands tantrum free, or some much-needed comic relief and insight from your favorite mama blogger, here are some of your top picks.
Parent Education Class or Program
Winner: Hop to Signaroo
With more than 20 years of teaching and signing experience, Hop to Signaroo founder Nancy Hanauer has seen more than 1,800 babies graduate from her sign language classes for hearing families. Offering a variety of parent/child classes throughout the Seattle area, Hop to Signaroo teaches infants as young as 5 months how to communicate by using simple, everyday sign language for common necessities, food, comfort levels and more. Voters gush about the long-term positive effects that Hop to Signaroo has had on their children, and add that their classes are “practical and well organized,” that they offer a “great opportunity for meeting other families in the area,” and that Hanauer teaches just the “right amount of signing to make it doable at home.”
Well-known for its various community and new-parent services in both Seattle and Bellevue, Wellspring Family Services was applauded by one voter for its “expert advice” when it was most needed.
Seattle-area Mommy Matters classes were another favorite, with one voter commenting that it offers a “life-changing course that has absolutely made me a better parent.”
Another top winner and finalist in a variety of other categories, Bellevue’s KidsQuest Children’s Museum is a top pick for voters when it comes to parenting education as it offers “free classes and child care by the museum staff and volunteers.”
Woodinville Family Preschool (also a finalist in our categories for Parent Support and Infant/Toddler Programs), is a favorite among voters for “knowledgeable parent educators” that teach “valuable parenting skills” and beyond.
With various locations throughout Seattle and the Eastside, Swedish Medical Center provides parents with plenty of hands-on education, advice and lifelong skills.
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