A New Director and Bright Future for Peacock Family Services

Peacock Family Services is pleased to announce that Kathy Haskin has joined the organization as its new Executive Director. Kathy’s diverse professional background in education includes, supervising educational facilities, leading teams of teachers, and designing multidisciplinary curricula. Those who know Kathy from her work at the Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, formally known as Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council, her board membership at the
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Hiring for Lead Teacher Role!

Lead Teacher – Early Learning Center/Child Care (Full Time) At Peacock Family Center (www.PeacockFamilyCenter.org) children from six weeks to six years are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a nurturing environment, lovingly guided by our highly skilled, professional teachers.  We are expanding and currently looking for experienced, caring, and nurturing teachers in our program. Teacher Daily Duties Include: Developing lesson plans Meeting the
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Hiring for Assistant Teacher role!

Assistant Teacher – Early Learning Center/Child Care (Full Time/Part Time) At Peacock Family Center, children from six weeks to six years are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a nurturing environment, lovingly guided by our highly skilled, professional teachers.  We are expanding and currently looking for experienced, caring, and nurturing teachers in our program. Assistant Teacher Daily Duties Include: Aiding and supporting childcare
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Give Big Today!

Dear friends, Today, May 6, is a great day to give to Peacock Family Center! It’s a national day of philanthropy, and Peacock is participating with both the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG, and the Kitsap Community Foundation’s Great Give. Thanks to generous matching funders, gifts to Peacock today through either program are eligible for an extra boost, which gives your gift even more impact. Why
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Hiring Nature Nuts Summer Staff!

Nature Nuts- Summer Staff Job Description Nature Nuts Summer Camps (a program of the Peacock Family Center) seeks qualified candidates who have a passion for the nature, education and supporting meaningful outdoor experiences for young children. Summer Staff are responsible for facilitating nature-inspired activities at our indoor/outdoor summer home-base facility.  The Summer Staff will supervise groups of 4-10 children aged 5 to 7.  Activities
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Hiring Nature Nuts Summer Camp Counselors!

Nature Nuts Summer Camp Counselor Job Description Nature Nuts Summer Camps (a program of the Peacock Family Center) seeks qualified candidates who have a passion for the nature, education and supporting meaningful outdoor experiences for young children. The Camp Counselor is responsible for facilitating adventurous outdoor themed summer camps as part of the Nature Nuts Program.  The Camp Counselor will carry-out outdoor education curriculum
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Morning Transitions

Hello dear Peacock Parents: In today’s newsletter, I would like to revisit a very important topic we see here every day at Peacock. This one today focuses on our beloved toddlers. Coming to school in the morning is an important event for toddlers. The way children feel about their transition into school in the morning influences their experiences throughout the day. Feeling safe and secure
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Key Concepts for Learning

As we gently launch into this new year, I thought it might be interesting to write about some key learning concepts that occur in the first six years of a child’s life, learning that sets the stage for success in school and success and an important sense of well-being throughout our lives as humans. We all play such a vital role in wiring a child’s
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Fall Parent Education Classes Start!

Peacock Family Center is happy to host a new series of Parent Education Workshops at our center on Wednesday evenings starting next week.  Facilitated by Shaeleen Stablefelt of Building Blocks, NW, topics will include: Why do kids do that?  Understanding the functions of behavior How to stop my child from grumbling? No more complaining, whining or being negative How can I help my child
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Getting a Child to Cooperate with Requests

In today’s newsletter, I would like to write about a topic that many teachers and parents are faced with every day when dealing with young children. This topic I will call helping a child learn how to cooperate with requests. These requests, that are usually made by adults,  and therefore have adult expectations, often have to do with the performance of simple chores such
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