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SCVC Speaker Night - Feb 9th 2016

SCVC is delighted to host an evening with Heather Shumaker, award-winning author of several books on parenting and early childhood development. 

Heather will be speaking on the topics covered in her book It’s OK Not to Share…And Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids (Tarcher/ Penguin 2012), and also sharing from her soon-to-be-released 2nd book  It's OK to Go Up the Slide (Tarcher/Penguin, publication date March 2016).This event is sponsored by SCVC and is free to all member families, alumni and staff of our 14 member preschools. For a full list of those schools, visit "Our Preschools"page on SCVC's website

Please RSVP by clicking on this link:

Tickets are allocated by school. Seating is limited so if you find you can not attend, please return and cancel your order or notify the event organizer.

Event Details: 

Date: Tuesday, 9th February 2016 at 7PM
Location: Explorer Preschool
Lincoln Glen Church, Main Sanctuary
2700 Bookish Avenue, San Jose, CA 

6:30pm -7:00 pm - Social networking time with tea and cookies in the lobby

7:00pm - 8:45 pm - Heather Shumaker will speak

8:45 pm onwards -  Explorer Preschool families will exit for a business meeting next door. All others are welcome to stay and socialize for a little longer after the event. 


More about Heather: Ms. Shumaker is an advocate for free, unstructured play in homes and schools, and a nationally recognized writer and speaker. Her publications include articles in magazines, newspapers and other national news such as: New York Post, Organic Gardening, Parenting, Pregnancy, Huffington Post among others. You can visit her at

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We hope you can make it!

Santa Clara Valley Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This event is for adult parents, grandparents, caregivers and educators. However, those with nursing infants are welcome to bring babies in carriers. Bring your id to the event so that we can match you to your registration information. 

Where should we park?

Parking is available on Booksin Avenue alongside the church property, or in the northern most parking lot. When parking in the north lot, follow the sidewalk across the small field and around to the right to the main sanctuary entrance. Greeters will be on hand to point people in the right direction. Consider bringing a small flashlight as the pathway can be dark at night. 

What can/can't I bring to the event?

There will be tea, coffee and cookies available in the lobby. Food and drinks are not allowed in the main room (the sanctuary). However, you may bring outside food (especially for those who don't have time for dinner); just make sure it stays in the lobby. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to contact SCVC's President, Kasia Murdoch or by cell 510-710-0479. You can also use the "CONTACT ORGANIZER" button on this site. 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, all tickets are transferrable. If you know you can not attend, please cancel your ticket or alert the event organizer, as ticket quantities are limited and the event may sell out. Or you may pass your ticket along to a friend; just have them tell us at the check-in desk. 

Can I update my registration information?

You may update your registration information anytime by logging into Eventbrite. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring your ticket to the event if we have your name. We will have a list of ticket holder names and tickets at check-in. 

What is the refund policy?

No refund needed as the event is free to SCVC Member Preschool families, staff, alumni and their guests. 

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, tickets are transferrable. Please inform us at check-in of your name and school affiliation and whose ticket you are using. Or alter that information online prior to coming.