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Toddler Time MV Presbyterian MVPC

Faye Morley (425) 432-5876 x 315

Toddler Time Maple Valley Family Circle

GMVCC

 

Family Night Maple Valley Family Circle

GMVCC

 

Preschool Resource Fair Preschool Fair Committee GMVCC

mvpreschoolfair@gmail.com

(425) 432-5876 x 315

Community Egg Hunt Pastors Group

Lake Wilderness

 

Home School Support Parent Group

GMVCC

Julie Redl

Autism Support Parent Group GMVCC

 

Robin Monahan

Friends n' Fun Parent Group GMVCC

Belinda Cummins

Fostering Together Parent Group GMVCC Lisa Wiscome

 

Preschool Resource Fair

Preshool Fair

Looking for a preschool, but don’t know where to start?

A free Preschool Resource Fair for families with preschool-aged children will be held at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center on Monday, January 30, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 pm. 

Preshool Fair

This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to see what our community has to offer preschool-aged children and their families, all in one place! Many preschools open registration for Fall 2017 in January and February, so now is the perfect time to look into preschool choices for your little ones. Here you'll be able to meet with representatives and collect information from area preschools, child care centers, children's gyms, and more. 

Note: Children are welcome to attend, but many parents find it easier to attend the fair without them.

The annual preschool fair is organized by Tahoma Co-operative Preschool. Please call Jodi at 206-963-5634 for more information.

Date Time Location Fee

January 30, 2017

6:00 -7:30 pm

GMVCC

FREE For Parents & Children

 

Autism Support Group

Autism Support

Support. Educate. Advocate.

We welcome all who have been touched by autism to join us for, lively conversation, good humor and emotional support.

Find us on Facebook

Follow our support group Facebook page Autism Support Group-Maple Valley

For more information please contact Robin Monahan at 206-715-0136.

Day Time Location Contact
Last Thursday of each month 6:30 - 8:30 pm GMVCC

Robin Monahan

206-715-0136

Maple Valley Family Circle

Maple Valley Family Circle

Toddler Time

Connect with other parents and caregivers at our Toddler Time drop-in play group for year-round fun. For children and families of all ages! Presented by Maple Valley Family Circle and Maple Valley Presbyterian Church.

Only $3.00 per family.

For additional information, please contact Maple Valley Family Circle representative Laura Skobin or Faye Morley at Maple Valley Presbyterian Church (425) 432-5876 x 315.

Program Day Fee Time Location
Toddler Time

Tuesdays & Thursdays

September - May

 

Tuesdays only during summer

$3 per family 9:30 - 11:30 am GMVCC
Toddler Time

Mondays & Wednesdays

September - May

 

Closed during summer

$3 per family 9:30 - 11:30 am Maple Valley Presbyterian Church

Fostering Together

Fostering Together

Learn about foster care

Fun, training, and fellowship for families who have adopted, are considering foster care/adoption, or who provide foster care!

Please bring a snack, game or craft to share. All ages are welcome. No childcare provided, however, facility is child-friendly.

For additional information, please contact Lisa Wiscome at 206-919-0136 for information.

Visit Fostering Together and Treehouse for Kids for more foster care resources.

Day Time Location Contact
3rd Thursday 6:00 - 8:30 pm GMVCC Lisa Wiscome

Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night: Lady and the Tramp

Presented by Maple Valley Family Circle

Join us Friday, February 3rd for our Valentine's Day Family Move Night!.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, movie starts at 6:00 pm. We will eat pizza and watch the Lady and the Tramp! Popcorn, candy and soda will be available for purchase.

Maple Valley Food BankAdmission will be any donation of canned or packaged food, hygiene or baby items for the Maple Valley Food Bank (1 full grocery bag per family please).

Please register all in your party now to reserve your seats. To register, find the tickets link on the Maple Valley Family Circle website.

Wear your pj's, bring your blankies and join us for a lovely night of lots of fun!

View event flyer (PDF 254 KB).

Day Time Location Contact

Friday

February 3, 2017

Doors open 5:30 pm

Movie starts at 6:00 pm

GMVCC Main Hall Maple Valley Family Circle

Friends N' Fun

Friends N' Fun

Maple Valley Transitions

One of the most valuable partnerships enjoyed by the Community Center is with Friends N’ Fun, a social activities group for Maple Valley area individuals with special needs.

The group is designed for individuals ages 16 and up and meets on Tuesday evenings at the Center or the Den, depending on that evening’s activity. Friends N’ Fun provides these young adults with the opportunity to socially engage with their peers in a fun setting, often leading to the formation of lifelong friendships. 

For more information contact the Community Center at (425) 432-1272.

Date Time Loction

2nd and 4th Tuesdays

3rd Tuesdays

7 pm - 8:30 pm

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Den Youth Center

GMVCC Main Hall

Home School Support

Homeschool Support Group

Maple Valley Homeschoolers

Come hang out and meet other homeschooling families, make friends and become part of our homeschooling community!

Are you considering homeschooling?  Does your child continue to struggle at school?  Is your little one just not ready to deal with crowds of children in a public school situation? Perhaps your family situation or business would allow you to travel often, and you want everyone to enjoy the opportunity. Have you heard so many wonderful things about homeschooling that you just want to see what it’s all about? Families decide to homeschool for all sorts of reasons, and then often continue homeschooling simply because of the freedom and they like the affect it's had on their children and family life.

How does homeschooling work? Homeschooling is different for every family. At one end of the spectrum, there are families who take a child's curiosity and interest in a topic and in a relaxed way help the child explore the topic. Some families use a variety of resources outside their home including co-ops and on-line learning. There are also families who buy all of the books and follow the state curriculum just like a normal school would. The material is simply taught at home in a smaller setting. Each family is free to choose what works best for them.  A review of our state's homeschool law at Washington State Homeschool Organization (WHO) is helpful. It specifies how parents are qualified, what annual requirements the state has for homeschoolers, removing children from school, de-schooling, etc. 

What are the benefits of homeschooling? Benefits of homeschooling include the freedom to make your own choices about what and how your children learn; being able to go out into the world together to see and learn from fascinating historical places and museums; freedom to allow your child to learn in-depth; not having to set a project or a book aside because a bell rang; going at your child’s own pace because the goal is learning, not keeping-up; and providing positive and appropriate socialization with peers and adults and has a positive effect on relationships with siblings.

Where do I start? Your local homeschool support group, Maple Valley Homeschoolers, meets the every Tuesday at the Maple Valley Community Center. Contact Anna Fernandez for information.

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Day Time Location Contact Fee
Every Tuesday 12:00 - 2:00 pm GMVCC Anna Fernandez $3 per family