LCCC Celebrates Annual Week of the Young Child April 5-12, 2014

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) uses the key guiding principles of the Reggio Emilia approach at its training seminar 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5, at the 27th annual Week of the Young Child, in the Community Services Center on LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville, Pa.

Keynote presentation “Teaching the Reggio Way: What is it? How do you do it?” will be led by LCCC’s Teacher Education Department, as they inspire participants through use of hands-on recycled and natural materials and vibrant photographs of real classrooms. Two breakout sessions follow with topics on exploring science, assessing math skills and development, supporting cognitive development, and much more. Fee is $30 per person or $15 per student.

LCCC’s annual “Week of the Young Child” (WOTYC), held April 5-12, continues on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. with a workshop that identifies different types of rating scales used in the classroom. Cost is $5.

A free children’s event on April 8 at 10 a.m. features Robbi Hall Kumalo, a Lincoln Center for Aesthetic Education Professional Teaching Artist. Robbi K has been performing and working to develop young audiences by producing joyous and exhilarating programs for children through her artistic approach of combining music, theater and culture with a worldview different from the Euro-centric norm. At 11 a.m., all are then invited to participate in a tree-planting ceremony at the LCCC Early Learning Center playground.

A free family movie night, sponsored by LCCC’s Early Learning Center and Student Government Association, will be held on Friday, April 11, features “Frozen” at 6 p.m., with “Monsters University” immediately following. Seating is limited; RSVP to geden@lccc.edu or 610-799-1146.

Connected to the Week of the Young Child events is a free workshop for high school students interested in elementary education on Friday, March 28. Local high school students spend the morning attending interactive workshops on guiding young children in learning.

The high school student workshop and the children’s morning programs are free and open to the public. Preregistration is needed for all WOTYC events. Registration deadline is March 31.

To register or for more information, please call 610-799-1875 or email dwanamaker@.lccc.edu.