How you can help keep children safe

We have a number of children who may wander or even run out of a classroom when a door is left open. Please help us keep children safe and remember to close the classroom door when you enter and exit the room. We will be putting up signs on the doors to remind all staff, families and visitors to close the door and keep children safe.

Changes to building entry

Starting Monday, September 16th the side door will be locked and all families, guests and visitors will enter through the front door.
One of the ways we are trying to improve safety at the EEU is to change the entry to the building. Some of you know that we have been working on this issue for several years. For several years we have expressed concern about the fact that the side door (across from the CHDD) was open and that people could enter the building without passing by the front desk.
We were finally successful in having the UW move the automatic door opener from the side door (located across from the CHDD) to the front door (across from the hospital). This change allows us to lock the side door and have all entry to the building pass by the front desk.
We are all excited that this safety measure is finally being implemented and wanted to let you all know about the change so you can prepare children for a change in routes as you enter the building.

FEAST Program

This week we are officially launching our school wide Food Explorers Mealtime and Nutrition Curriculum. All classrooms will be using the curriculum to present new foods and activities with foods such as cooking projects, art projects, science experiments, and more!

Click here to learn more.

Remembering Cecile Lindquist

It is with great sadness that we say ‘goodbye’ and ‘thank you’ to a Haring Center hero, Cecile Lindquist, who passed away on April 10th, 2019.

Cecile was a visionary and fierce advocate for individuals with special needs. Among her many great accomplishments in the areas of special education and early intervention, Cecile helped author and lobby to pass Washington’s House Bill 90 (HB 90), “Education for All”. When passed in 1971, HB 90 became the first law in the nation to mandate public education for children with disabilities. This law changed the lives of children across Washington, and established the foundation for a federal education law – the law that would eventually become the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Cecile worked at the Haring Center’s Experimental Education Unit (EEU) in admissions and community relations for more than 30 years. Her impact is lasting, and Cecile will continue to serve as an example of true advocacy and public service.

We owe so much to Cecile, and send our deepest condolences to her family and those who loved her.