Southeastern early education students to host Expo at Louisiana Children's Discovery Center
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University teacher candidates are working in conjunction with the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center to host the annual Early Childhood Education (ECE) Expo on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Instructor Wendy Jacocks said the theme of this year's Expo is "A Stroll through Storyland" and that the students are excited about the upcoming event.
"The Expo provides an opportunity for our ECE teacher candidates to display what they have learned in their PK/K methods course by transforming the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center into a phenomenal ECE learning environment," she said.
The teacher candidates plan and execute the entire event, Jacocks added. The students present developmentally appropriate learning centers and activities to local early childhood students, early childhood educators, and the Southeastern community.
"They choose a theme, name the event, send invitations, and plan activities, all in preparation for a fabulous experience for young children," she said. "Participants for this semester attending for school field trips are children from the Southeastern Laboratory School kindergarten class, Southeastern Head Start center, Midway Elementary, and area day care centers."
Jacocks said the event is open to the public, although they will be charged the regular price of $5.50 admission to the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center, which is located at 113 N. Cypress St. in Hammond.
For more information, contact Jacocks at Wendy.Jacocks@southeastern.edu.