Project Description

2019 Kindering Speaker Series

We’re pleased to announce our 2019 Speakers Series schedule! Dates and times are listed below and may vary by location. To RSVP, please click here or contact Colleen Willis. Please note that unless otherwise stated, childcare is not available.


Wednesday April 17, 2019 – Toddler 101

Presented by Dr. David Reuter, Allegro Pediatrics

6:00-6:30 pm: Mingling and light refreshments
6:30-8:30 pm: Presentation

Location: Verdant Health Commission
4710 196th St SW, Lynnwood

Your baby is growing and so are the number of questions you have as a new parent.

  • How do I handle a tantrum?
  • Why is my toddler not eating?
  • What are some successful sleep strategies?
  • How do I nurture self-control?

Parenting isn’t a practice, it is a daily learning experience. Hearing fresh ideas from a seasoned pediatrician will add confidence to your personal parenting style. Register Here


Wednesday May 1st, 2019 – Planning for the Future: Guardianship, Special Needs Trusts & other Issues for Families

Presented by Matthew Parker, Thompson & Howle Attorneys at Law

6:00-6:30 pm: Mingling and light refreshments
6:30-8:30 pm: Presentation

Location: Kindering Bothell
19801 North Creek Parkway #200, Bothell

When children have a disability, it is crucial to plan for their financial future so that when they become adults they will have the necessary financial assistance to live independently and with dignity. Families will not have to worry about who will take care of their child if they are not there. This workshop will give an overview of what a special needs trust is all about, provide insights on guardianships, and identify a framework for families as they plan for the future. Register Here


Wednesday May 15, 2019 – Sensory Processing Workshop

Presented by Alex Neukirch, Kindering Occupational Therapist

6:00-6:30 pm: Mingling and light refreshments
6:30-8:30 pm: Presentation

Location: Verdant Health Commission
4710 196th St SW, Lynnwood

Do you have a child who struggles to stay focused in crowded environments, stay calm in unexpected situations or transitioning at home or school??? Join this evening to hear from a professional Occupational Therapist who will provide a variety of information and strategies to try with children having Sensory Processing challenges. During the evening you will also meet other parents who are facing similar behavior concerns. There will be ample time for questions. You are sure to come away with new ideas and a fresh perspective. Register Here


Wednesday May 29rd, 2019 – Feeding a Toddler: Parent Tested & Pediatrician Approved- Tips for frustrated parents

Presented by Dr. Richard Keeler, Allegro Pediatrics

6:00-6:30 pm: Mingling and light refreshments
6:30-8:30 pm: Presentation

Location: 16120 NE 8th Street BELLEVUE

What foods are appropriate for a toddler? Why won’t my toddler eat? Should I purchase organic foods? Does my toddler need a vitamin or supplement? Figuring out what foods are right for toddler can be confusing. Actually getting them to eat those foods can be even more problematic. 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. Register Here


Wednesday June 5th, 2019 – Building Appropriate Self Esteem in your Child

Presented by Lois Ralph, MPH Kindering Parent Education Coordinator

Special Time: 4:45 PM – 6 PM

Location: Bright Horizons 19801 NorthCreek Parkway BOTHELL

Children with healthy self-esteem have a greater chance to develop into positive confident adults. This class provided by Kindering’s Parent Educator, is designed to support and strengthen parents in the area of developing self-esteem and learning to accept their child for who they are.

*Childcare for children ages 2-6 is available for no cost with pre-registration. Register Here


Thursday Nov. 14, 2019 – Building Appropriate Self-Esteem in Your Child

Presented by Lois Ralph, MPH Kindering Parent Education Coordinator

6:00-6:30 pm: Mingling and light refreshments
6:30-8:30 pm: Presentation

Location: Verdant Health Commission
4710 196th St SW, Lynnwood

Children with healthy self-esteem have a greater chance to develop into positive confident adults. This class provided by Kindering’s Parent Educator, is designed to support and strengthen parents in the area of developing self-esteem and learning to accept their child for who they are.  Register Here