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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Teaching Empathy

Some of you have asked where I get the topics I discuss in the newsletters. From all different places, is usually my response… (nice and vague). Today’s topic comes from a discussion I had the other day with a teacher when we were observing some of the children in her classroom. The topic of empathy was salient in our conversation. How do children develop
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Imagination and Learning

In today’s newsletter I would like to reprint for you a very insightful poem called “The Hundred Languages of Children.” It comes from the Reggio Emilia philosophy, an inspiring approach to Early Childhood Education that comes from Italy. At the core of this Reggio Emilia philosophy is a belief that children are full of curiosity and creativity, ready to explore the world with a sense
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