Building a Foundation for Future Educators

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As part of a collection of informative lessons on infants, toddlers and preschoolers, students at Sachem High School East in Debra Lopez’s Child Development class worked with children from the community to study the social and emotional aspects of play. 

Children ages 1-5 came to visit the high school class so students could observe critical points in their growth, such as physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. During the visits, students guided the children through numerous age-appropriate activities, such as finger painting and using rolling pins and cookie cutters with Play-Doh. 

For students interested in pursuing a career in education or child care services, the Child Development class is an excellent introductory opportunity to gain valuable experience working with young children.