At Bellevue Discovery we work with our preschoolers’ families as they explore public and independent school options, write school applications, choose an I.Q. tester for their child, interact with admissions directors, and make decisions about school enrollment.
We have a wealth of knowledge about local gifted programs and independent schools – including feedback from our alumni families about how those schools work with children who have different abilities, challenges and temperaments.
Our Education Consultant supports families whose children are enrolled in our preschool and alumni families as they raise their highly capable children and plan their children’s future schooling. This coaching is based on our team’s knowledge about and relationship with our preschool children and graduates, and is available solely for families who enroll at Bellevue Discovery.
“The teachers at Bellevue Discovery were extraordinarily helpful when we were choosing a kindergarten for our son. The process was a bit overwhelming, and Ren was extremely knowledgeable and very responsive to my many emails and questions. She always provided thoughtful responses that reflected her awareness and consideration of my child’s learning style, temperament, strengths, and needs, and she helped us choose a school that was the best fit for him.” ~ Bellevue Discovery alumni parent
Since we base our consulting on our knowledge about and relationship with the children in our preschool, we are unable to provide education consulting for families whose children are not enrolled at Bellevue Discovery.
Families are welcome to attend our Parent Education events. We also recommend these resources:
- The Resources section of this website
- The Parent section of Hoagie’s Gifted
- A phone consultation with a counselor at the Gifted Development Center in Denver, Colorado
- SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Child) parent support groups
- A local IQ tester – some independent gifted schools have a list of testers on their websites
Ren, thank you for bringing a presentation just for parents to our conference. Your expertise with programs, parents and very young gifted children is a gift. ~ Charlotte Akin and the WAETAG Board of Directors
Ren Cedar Fuller speaks locally and at the state level about raising and educating gifted children. She presented at the 2008 WAETAG state conference and the 2014 NWGCA state conference. She was the Early Childhood grant recipient at the 2013 NAGC national conference.
Ren currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Seattle Country Day School, an inquiry-based gifted school in the Queen Anne neighborhood. She previously served as a Board Trustee at The Open Window School (OWS), an inquiry-based gifted school in Bellevue. She co-chaired the OWS Gifted Education Council with Dr. Nancy Robinson from 2009-2014. Ren founded Bellevue Discovery in 2007 and directed the preschool for its first ten years. She is now the Education Consultant at Bellevue Discovery, focused on parent education, curriculum design, parent coaching and school consulting.
Ren, thank you so much for being a part of our Connections Conference. I have read through over 100 evaluation forms from the conference and people only had positive things to say about your breakout session. Thank you for all of your passion. ~ Northwest Gifted Child Association