Featured Programs & Activities
Smart Screen Time Initiatives in Washington State

Title: Smart Screen Time Initiatives in WA

Initiatives P - V

Parent Education Course in Child Development

North Seattle Community College's Parent Education Course provides an opportunity to share, discuss, and learn about parenting concerns. Materials from the Parent Coaching Institute, Comprehensive Health Education Foundation, and WA Active Bodies Active Minds (also showcased in this issue) are used in the class. Screen time topics include recommendations, health impacts, analyzing media messages, and smart screen time strategies. Links to resources to support smart screen use are also provided.

Policy Settings
Policy Makers
Stage of Policy Change
Homes
Parents

Target Audience: Parents of preschool children

Lead Agency: The North Seattle Community College Parent Education program offers cooperative preschools for parents of children, birth through age 5; an online parenting/working with children class, and a class on parenting school-aged children.

For more information
North Seattle Community College
web:https://northseattle.edu/programs/parent-education

The TV Generation: Children and Media

The TV Generation: Children and Media class offered by Snohomish Health District's Partners in Child Care identifies the different types of media and how those can influence children and their environment. The effects of media on behavior and the way the brain develops are also discussed. The class is a STARS approved continuing education class for licensed child care providers. Parents and other caregivers of children are also welcome to participate. The class is available via distance learning and off-site. PiCC has also developed brochures and resources on children and media.

Policy Settings
Policy Makers
Stage of Policy Change
Child Care
Homes
Child Care Providers
Parents

Target Audience: Home-based and center-based child care providers, other childhood professionals, and parents with children aged 0 to 12 years.

Lead Agency/Partners: Partners in Child Care staff offers consultations and STARS approved training to child care providers in Snohomish County. Funding is provided by the Snohomish Health District.

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