FOR THE PARENTS OF KINDERING CHILDREN
DOORS IN 2013
A NORTH CAMPUS EXPANSION!
We are excited to officially announce
that Kindering will be expanding in
2013. For those of you that have tried
to find space in our parking lot, you
know how truly maxed-out the current
building is. We can’t squeeze any
more staff or families into the current
Bellevue campus and have started
our 51st year of service by launching an expansion project.
JULY 4 & 5
INDEPENDENCE DAY BREAK
All Classes & Therapies
After a lengthy, 12-month review of community need, Bothell has been identified as the
ideal location for a second Kindering campus, ensuring that we can continue to support
families in East King County. The space, located on North Creek Parkway, will be
shared with Bright Horizons (on the first floor) and Pediatric Associates (sharing the
second floor with Kindering).
6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
The North Campus will house a robust KidsClinic serving children over age 3, new classroom space and numerous private therapy rooms. We are in the process of scheduling
space build-out and staff hiring and anticipate opening doors in December 2013.
4:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.
Please stay tuned for more updates through the summer and thank you for your support
as we begin an amazing growth project to support Kindering families for the next 50
CLASS OF 2013 GRADUATION AND FAMILY FUN DAY
AUGUST 7, 2013 SAVE THE DATE!
All Kindering families are invited to attend an exciting day of fun and celebration!
Graduation begins at 9:30 a.m. in Crossroads Pavilion for our graduates, followed by
Family Fun Day from 10:00-11:30. We look forward to seeing you then! Festivities
include art projects, face painting, water play, and a chance to visit with Kindering staff
MAMAS & PAPAS
IN THE PARK
(movie begins at dusk)
1:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.
CLASE DEL 2013 GRADUACION Y DIA DE DIVERSION
PARA LA FAMILIA
7 AGOSTO, 2013 APARTEN LA FECHA!
Todas las familias de Kindering están invitadas a un día emocionante de diversión y
celebración! La graduación comienza a las 9:30 a.m.en el Crossroads Pavillion para los
graduados, y despues sigue el Día de Diversión para la Familia de 10:00-11:30 para
toda las familias de Kindering. Esperamos verlos ese día! Los festejos incluyen
proyectos de arte, caritas pintadas, juego con agua, y una oportunidad de visitor con los
empleados y amigos de Kindering.
KINDERING SURVEY 2013
Please tell us how we’re doing! We count on you to let us know what we do well and
where we can improve. Parent Surveys are very important to Kindering. We use these
to get feedback on how we are doing and what kind of improvements families would like
to see. Please complete this online survey by August 8th.
Go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Kindering2013
Thank you for helping us to evaluate and improve our services!
If you experience problems with this survey or need an alternate format, please contact
us at [email protected]
LAST DAY OF CLASSES
FAMILY FUN DAY
10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
HELPING INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Community Preschool Openings for Summer and Fall in
our Stepping Stones Toddler Preschool!
We are currently enrolling for summer and fall openings
in our Stepping Stones Toddler Preschool program.
Refer friends or enroll siblings, ages 22-33 months,
because there are current openings for children who are
not enrolled in early intervention.
For more information,
please contact, Lauri Stoll
@ 425.747.4004 ext.
4953 or email
If your child is enrolled in
the early intervention
program and you would
like to discuss Preschool
for your child, please
contact your child’s
providers or Family
KINDERING & PEDIATRIC
2013 SPEAKER SERIES–
Please join Kindering families, staff, and others from the
community for the Fall parent education speaker series
Wednesday, September 25th,
“Newborn Care Simplified”, presented by
Dr. Brianna Label of Pediatric Associates.
Welcoming a newborn into your home is an exciting, yet
challenging and stressful time as families learn to adjust
to one another. We will spend time discussing
normal newborn care, feeding and sleep patterns
including what to expect in the first 8 weeks as well as
strategies for a smooth transition. There will be time for
questions and group discussion as we learn from one
another’s experiences as well.
Wednesday, October 23rd,
“Feeding a Toddler: Parent-Tested and
Pediatrician-Approved Tips for Frustrated
Parents”, presented by
Dr. Richard Keeler, Pediatric Associates.
Not all early intervention services are fully publicly
funded. Some are subject to family cost participation.
Per Washington State regulations, families are now
required to contribute financially to their child’s
program. Beginning July 1, 2013, new families will be
required to contribute by either providing access to
their insurance or by paying a monthly fee. Use of
insurance, including paying deductibles, copays, and/
or coinsurance, for services subject to family cost
participation meets the obligation. If families need
help with copays or deductibles, they may qualify for
assistance. This will not affect current families until
2014, and even then continuing with current funding
plans will be an option. If you have any questions
about this policy change, please contact Angela
Raught, Insurance Administrator or Marie Fleming,
FRC Department Manager.
EQUIPMENT RETURN AND
DONATION/ TOY RECYCLE
Equipment Return and Donation/ Toy Recycle
request from the Physical and Occupational Therapy
~ Please look around and see if staff have left toys,
equipment, and other items at your house and they
may be labeled ot/pt or Kindering . We would love to
get these items back so we can continue to provide
support to other children.
What foods are appropriate for a toddler? Why won’t my
toddler eat? Should I purchase organic foods? In this
talk, we will cover which foods are ideal for toddlers, how
to get them to eat that food and how to keep them safe at
the dinner table.
~ If you have any equipment such as walkers, posture
control walkers, seats/chairs and table or push toys,
ride’m toys and tricycles that your child has outgrown
then please consider donating them to Kindering.
We would love to foster other children’s development
through the continued use of your equipment. We can
only accept them if they are in good working condition
and easily cleaned (thus no cloth items please unless
they can be washed). Also please consider any toys
(pianos, pop up toys, stacking toys, etc.).
Speaker series events will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. at Kindering. Due to limited seating, pre-registration
Please RSVP to Joe Cunningham at 425.653.4321 or
Thank you for helping us expand our resources which
provides us a “ loan and lend equipment“ service to
other families. If you have any questions please email
[email protected] or call 425.653.4280.
HELPING INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
MOVIE IN THE PARK
inome and Bellevue Parks and
Este verano usted puede ayudar al desarrollo de su
hijo/hija integrando actividades que le estimulen y
enseñen cosas nuevas. Estas son algunas ideas:
Community Services will be hosting
8 free outdoor movies at the
Bellevue Downtown Park this
summer! Grab your kids, dogs,
blankets and chairs and settle in for some summer fun for
the whole family. Each week a non-profit is chosen to be
beneficiary and Kindering will be a beneficiary on
Tuesday July 23rd with the showing of “ParaNorman”.
Classroom supplies and donations will be accepted in lieu
of admission. Movies begin at dusk. Go to http://
www.inome.com/summermovies for a complete list of
movies and more details!
Paseo por la naturaleza: proveen un estimulo visual – observando árboles, hojas, colores, animalitos.
JOIN US FOR:
Playa: la playa prove oportunidades de socialización para los niños. Su hijo/hija puede invitar a
otros niños a construir castillos de arena, a
llenar y vaciar cubetas, compartir juguetes.
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Presented by: Pediatric Associates
Please join us for our Annual Salute to Courage
Luncheon on Thursday, October 17th from
noon to 1:30pm at the Bellevue Westin. This
inspirational event is a chance to gather with family,
friends and the community to celebrate the courage of
your child and all of the other amazing children that walk
through Kindering's doors every day! We are currently
recruiting new committee members and table captains.
There is no cost to attend the event but a request for
donations will be made.
For more information, on being a guest, a table sponsor
or an event sponsor, check out our website
www.kindering.org and click the tab “Get Involved”.
MAMAS & PAPAS
Support Group Meeting
July 9, 2013 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Y.E.S.
The Mamas & Papas is a support group for
relatives who are raising their grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, cousins, etc. These caregivers are often
called “kinship” caregivers. Our group has existed
since the spring of 2005 and we meet once per month
in the evening on the second Tuesday of the month.
We have a partnership with Y.E.S. (Youth Eastside
Services)—the building behind Kindering. We meet in
their building and they provide a concurrent support
group for the school-age children of the support group
members. Any kinship caregiver is welcome to attend
a Mamas & Papas meeting. Please contact Julie
Fisher, MSW, at 425.653.4314, if you are interested in
Paseo a la granja: proveen un rico estimulo auditivo –escuchando los ruidos de los animales
que pueden aprender a imitar.
Mercado: los mercados del verano proveen un
estimulo a todos los sentidos como escuchar
a las personas hablar, ver diferentes colores,
frutas y verduras. Los niños pueden aprender
muchas palabras nuevas y repetir las que ya
İDisfrute del verano con sus hijos y aprendan juntos!
Alicia Martínez, MSW, IMH-E® (II)
Trabajadora Social en Intervención Temprana
WHAT ARE SIBSHOPS?
Sibshops are fun, action-packed workshops in
which siblings of children with special needs are
encouraged to share challenges and celebrate
joys with brothers and sisters in similar
situations. It’s a celebration of the many
contributions of brothers and sisters of siblings
with special needs.
WHAT HAPPENS AT SISHOPS?
Fun times and connecting with others happens!
Based on the Children’s Hospital program
model, designed by Don Meyer, each Sibshop
mixes information and discussion activities with
WHEN & WHERE ARE SISHOPS
Day & Time: Every 2nd Friday of the month,
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Typically developing 6-11 year old siblings!
Groups will be split by age; 6-8y and 9-11y.
WHO FACILITATES SIBSHOPS?
Rosanne Carter, LMFTA, E-I Family Therapist
Marie Fleming, MA, Counselor
HOW DO I GET INFORMATION
FOR MY FAMILY?
Contact Rosanne Carter for a copy of the
registration form. Phone: 425.653.4306
E-mail: [email protected]
HELPING INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
COURAGE SUMMER CAMP
WELCOME NEW STAFF
Hi! My name is CONNIE WEBER,
and I’m excited to join Kindering as
a Family Resources Coordinator. I
grew up in Wyoming where my dad
was a special education teacher.
Because of his influence, I went
back to school after receiving my
BA in English to get a degree in
special education at the
University of Utah. I spent most
of the next 20 years working in the public
schools as an early childhood special education teacher.
In 2007 I left teaching, received my MFA in creative
writing and published a children’s book. I came back to
the world of early childhood when I joined Kindering in
May. I have a wonderful husband named Warren, a
terrific son named Coles and a sassy springer named
McKinley. When I’m not at work I enjoy writing, reading,
hunting for vintage clothing and riding my motorcycle.
Hi there! My name is
FELISE PARK and I am the
new Administrative Assistant for
Kindering. I was born and raised
in Seattle and graduated from the
University of Washington with a
Bachelor’s degree in American
Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in
Education. I developed a passion for
addressing issues of access and
equity in education—as well as a knack for organization-through my participation in the UW Dream Project at the
University of Washington. I’m a bit of a cupcake fanatic
and enjoy reading, eating, and spending time with family
and friends in my spare time. I am thrilled to join and
support the Kindering team!
Hello! My name is
CLAIRE DOUGLAS and I am
excited to join Kindering’s team as
an Occupational Therapist. I grew
up in Calgary and completed my
Bachelor’s degree in Cultural
Anthropology in Toronto. After a
brief career in publishing, I returned to university and received my
MSc in occupational therapy from the University
of Toronto. I escaped the cold winters and moved to
sunny Venice, California before recently moving to
Seattle to enjoy all it has to offer. I have worked in a
variety of settings, but have primarily been a pediatric
therapist my whole career. Outside of work, I enjoy
cooking, hiking, traveling, and planning my wedding with
my fiancé! I look forward to meeting and getting to know
all of you in the coming months.
For children ages 3-5
Each week provides a new theme and learning
Camp Location: Kindering
Session 1 August 12-16
Session 2 August 19-23
Times: Morning Camp (are now full)
Afternoon Camp 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Extended Care is NOT available
Max: 12 Campers.
Camper to Staff ratio 4 to 1
Fee: $175 each session
There is still time...afternoon sessions are still
available! We have a limited number of scholarships
available for families who qualify. If you need
financial assistance please contact Sharissa Aromi
as soon as possible. Financial assistance will be
offered on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information or for registration information
contact Sharissa Aromi at
[email protected] or call at
425.747.4004 ext. 5439
CAMPAMENTO DE VERANO
Para niños/as de 3 años a 5 años
¡Cada semana ofrece un nuevo tema y la
experiencia de aprendizaje!
•Fechas: Primera sesión del 12 al 16 de Agosto
Segunda sesión del 19 al 23 de Agosto
•Horas: Campamento matutino (está lleno ahora)
Campamento vespertino de 1:00pm a
•Favor de recoger a su niño/a a tiempo- No hay
cuidado de niños al terminar el horario del
•Capacidad Máxima: 12 niños/as.
•Personal: Un adulto para cada 4 niños
•Costo: $175 por cada sesión.
Tenemos un número limitado de becas disponibles
para las familias que califiquen con los requisitos.
Si usted necesita ayuda financiera por favor
contacte a Sharissa Aromi lo más pronto posible.
La ayuda Financiera se proporcionara de acuerdo al
orden en que se reciban las aplicaciones hasta que
las becas se agoten.
Para más información o para la información de
inscripción contactarse a Sharissa Aromi a:
[email protected] o al teléfono
425.747.4004 ext. 5439