I was part of a Shorenorth Co-op Preschool & Parent Education Center for the past six years. This school is affiliated with and supported by Shoreline Community college. Being part of this co-op was an excellent experience! The parent education I got was very helpful and the friends I made there will last a lifetime. Being a parent is a very difficult job and having our co-op preschool teacher and other classmates as support was wonderful. I am an elementary school teacher by profession, very well educated, in the upper middle class, and what I would call an "older" new mom. Still, being a parent is very difficult. We need support for families to help make the future generation successful. I hope our legislators realize the benefits of our state parent education program & co-op preschool. It was very valuable for me.