2020-2021 Bellevue Discovery
Parent Education Program
With Ren Cedar Fuller, Bellevue Discovery's founder & education consultant
Adults only ~ Registration required ~ Many seminars are open to the pubic
Designing a Summer Inquiry Project for Your Child
2-3pm, Sunday, June 27
Bellevue Discovery parents only, including our 2021-2022 families
The process, benefits & challenges of Inquiry Learning ~ Creating a home culture of inquiry
Valuing downtime and tinkering ~ Helping your child pursue a passion ~ Framing an Inquiry Project
Helping Children Thrive
on the First Day of School
Learn effective strategies to help your child thrive when they start preschool or kindergarten.
Learn how you can support your child’s growing independence, executive function skills and school readiness - online and in class.
The Kindergarten Admissions Process & IQ Testing
Your goal is to find a school that is a good match for
your child, that will help your child develop their love
for learning. What is the admissions process for independent schools, and how does IQ testing work?
Local Gifted Programs
& Writing School Applications
What are the gifted education options in Seattle and Eastside public and independent schools?
How do you let a school know your child and family would be a great fit for their community?
Understanding a school’s educational approach will help you see beyond a label (public, Common Core,
Montessori, faith-based, gifted, etc.)
to what your child’s learning experience would truly be
Alumni Parent Panel
Join our alumni parents as they talk about what they enjoy and
wish were different at the schools their children attend.
This year's panel includes BD parents whose children are now in public school gifted programs, Bush, Evergreen,
Open Window, and Seattle Country Day
Raising Young Gifted Children
Learn about the joys and challenges of raising young highly capable children; as Barbara Klein wrote in Raising Gifted Kids, "You need to get the right owner's manual for parenting gifted children. You've got a different model of child from most parents."
Your Child's Temperament
Knowing how your child gathers energy,
relates to the surrounding environment,
and processes new learning is the key to determining
the kind of school that will help your child thrive
Kindergarten Admissions Q&A
Join Ren and our pre-Kindergarten parents to talk about the admissions process and how Bellevue Discovery parents made decisions while choosing a kindergarten for their child
Building Executive Function Skills
We want our children to learn the self-management skills
that will help them work toward their goals.
How can we help our children gain the "tools of the mind"
they need to live up to their potential?
Learning to Read, Learning to Write
Learn how young children grow as readers and writers
and how you can encourage that growth at home. You will gain practical strategies for supporting your child's literacy, and be introduced to some outstanding children's books.