Children’s Etiquette Program

Children's Etiquette Program

It’s vital children learn proper manners so that they have success socially and in the professional world. A children’s program can be customized to meet the needs of schools, clubs and parent groups for groups of ten or more. Clise Etiquette offers children's etiquette classes several times a year. Visit our Events page for upcoming classes. We also offer private lessons for one or two children. We can meet with your children at the Seattle World Trade Center or your office or home.

Typical class and lesson topics include:

First Impressions

  • Good Posture
  • Handshakes
  • Introducing yourself and others
  • Conversation skills
  • Telephone manners
  • Grooming

Manners Outside of The Home

  • Courtesy in Public Places
  • Sportsmanship
  • Friendships

Parties and Thank You Notes

  • Invitations and replies
  • Host and guest responsibilities
  • Gift giving and receiving
  • Thank you notes

Dining Etiquette

  • How to Properly Set a Table
  • Use of Each Utensil
  • How to Eat Certain Foods
  • Table Manners


To be honest, we were a little hesitant entering our son into the Essential Manners Summer Camp as he is typically all about sports. But all uncertainty was forgotten the moment we entered the camp. Everyone (students and parents) were greeted with smiles and treated with respect. After one day of class our son was chatting about how much he enjoyed the topics the teachers presented in the class. From tying a tie, to solid handshakes, to setting a table he thoroughly enjoyed the entire class and all that it had to offer.

Dan Rutkowski

If you have questions about our children's classes or camps please email camille (at)


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I wanted to write this email to let you know how much I enjoyed your online etiquette class! I've learned so much this week from your classes and I can't wait for quarantine to be over so I can show off my new manners. I wanted to say how thankful I am to you for helping me become a better person all in one week.
I signed my son up for the Children's Etiquette Class so he could have an experience focused on table manners outside of our home. Given the class was not a soccer camp he was not inclined to participate. However, he found the class very enjoyable, and I was delighted to hear of all the other areas covered, such as thank you cards and manners at social settings. At the end of his two-day session, he came home and wrote a Thank You to his cousin AND said he wants to go back next year!
Christi DeCuir
Celia really, REALLY enjoyed yesterday’s session. She came down to my office to introduce herself as part of her homework. She was beaming with confidence. In fact, she was so inspired by the class she's now reading a book called “The New Etiquette” that my mom gave me; published in 1940. Thank you for the impact you’ve had on our little lady.
Colin Chapman
On behalf of Ellie and Lucy, I wish to thank you very much for the outstanding job in presenting good manners, etiquette and introductions as well as many other interesting tidbits, one of which I didn't know. The girls really enjoyed this adventure.
Marcy Rice
Thank you so much for a great class. Both of my boys were so happy after the class. Full of stories and even asked if they could go to the second one!
Ann Allen
Leo really enjoyed your class, and we enjoyed getting to hear about all the things he learned! We are looking forward to future "lessons" from him. It was a wonderful experience.
Melissa Cranmer
I wanted to tell you that you're etiquette classes are great! I have been able to learn so much from your classes. Thank you for all your help.
Thank you so much for a wonderful class. Rosalie enjoyed it thoroughly, and has taught us many finer points of dining and social etiquette, which pleases me so much. I think she has shared some good habits with us that her dad did not even know! It's the ripple effect of your work.
Anne Livingston