Preschoolers from the CSU Early Childhood Center filled President Tony Frank’s office with holiday cheer on Dec. 3 with a sing-a-long. The 31 four-year-olds were accompanied by their teachers — all of whom have bachelor’s degrees from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies or master’s degrees from the School of Education. Additional support was provided by HDFS interns and practicum students who have spent the semester at the ECC learning about best practice in early childhood education.
The children selected the songs to sing through their interest-based curriculum, and with their teachers practiced for over three weeks leading up to the visit. Their choices included “Make New Friends,” Jingle Bells” and “Frosty the Snow Man.” Many family members, as well as CSU faculty and staff, were on hand to share in this annual seasonal treat.
The CSU Early Childhood Center is housed in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and has been a training site for CSU students since 1929. The ECC is open year round and provides high quality early childhood experiences for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years.