Family Advocate

Welcome to Northshore early childhood!  Sorenson Early Childhood Center and Cottage Lake Developmental Preschool are unique programs in a child's journey through the public education system.  Our goal is to support and educate your child and also tend to the needs of your family.  Preparing children for Kindergarten and the K-12 system is a job for the whole family and our Northshore community.

Sorenson Early Childhood Center and Cottage Lake  Developmental Preschool programs have specialists to support you and your child.  Theses specialists include: speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, special education teachers, para educators (teacher assistants), school psychologists, and a school nurse.  The early childhood staff also includes one family advocate/early intervention coordinator who is available to help you find referrals and resources, assist with problem solving during family crises, provide and refer you to educational opportunities in our community, and provide support for all your parenting needs.

The Family Advocate is here to support you, so please give me a call!  I may be able to help you find childcare, find a parenting class or a summer camp for your child, or provide an ear to listen and support you during a difficult time.  Parenting during the early years can be very stressful...and at the same time joyful and amazing, so my goal is to help you establish a solid foundation for your family.  I want you to know what's happening in the community so you feel less isolated and more connected to others who are raising young children.

If you are a regular email user, you might like to join the email group.  Your child may bring home school/classroom newsletters and other notices in his/her backpack.  The email group receives  these notices and other community information as well.  Many find the extra reminders and additional information to be quite beneficial.

Welcome to Northshore Early Childhood Programs!

Contact Us

Shelly Fields
Family Advocate
425-408-5594
sfields@nsd.org

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