Sep
21
Filed Under (4/5's) by jaruszewiczc on 21-09-2012

Today Butterflies went to The Charleston Music Hall to hear The Charleston Jazz Orchestra and special guest Etienne Charles. The orchestra played several pieces but our favorite was the theme from Pink Panther. After the show we got to meet Charleston Singleton and Etienne Charles. Etienne let the children touch his trumpet and explore the movement of the valves. Everyone told him about the instruments they play (or aspire to play). Many thanks to Jazz Artists of Charleston for inviting us to this Jazz for Students event and thanks to Leah Suarez, (Noah’s aunt) for making sure we were included.

Sep
21
Filed Under (Community) by jaruszewiczc on 21-09-2012

Our student staff, whether GA’s or hourly assistants, have a great opportunity at ECDC to develop first-hand knowledge and insights about child development and curriculum for young children. Our graduate assistants work 20 hours weekly and collaboratively plan and implement activities with the master teachers. They are also responsible for our classroom newsletters, through which they gain experience using technologies and learning about different ways to develop reciprocal communications with families. Our hourly students work at ECDC anywhere from 3-15 hours weekly and provide primary support for rest time and afternoon play during the master teachers’ planning time and after they leave for the day. Some of our student staff have been with us three years or more, and we lose/gain about one third of the staff each semester as they go off to clinical practice or graduation. These students make a commitment to developing professionalism, learning how to organize their lives around work and school, and they provide our program with invaluable support, enthusiasm, and dedication. As you can see from these pictures, they are an important part of our children’s lives at school as well!

Sep
11
Filed Under (Community) by jaruszewiczc on 11-09-2012

Students in the Department of Health and Human Performance participated last spring in the “Jump Rope for Heart” to raise funds for local physical education programs. They generously presented us with a gift certificate of $100, which we used to buy new playground balls! Thanks to Dr. Karen Smail, Dr. Andrew Lewis, and all the students for this wonderful gift!

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