We’re part of the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. They provide practical training for future teachers in a model program. It is under the supervision of qualified staff with strong support from the faculty. They ensure theory taught to teachers gets used in the classroom.
Our program provides a setting for students from other departments at the university. They have an opportunity to learn about young children through:
observation in the classrooms
observation in observation rooms
Students learn appropriate skills and practice techniques related to their programs of study. The program also provides laboratory settings for faculty and students conducting research projects.
We’re a link to the larger community
Our teachers and administrators from the program offer training and consultation. They work with other early childhood professionals within the community. Educators from a variety of settings are frequent visitors who observe daily operations.