FCS Students Present at San Diego Reggio Roundtable

Saturday, March 22, 2014

On March 22, The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences partnered with San Diego Reggio Roundtable to host a conference at Liberty Station called, “A Sense of Wonder: Cultivating an Ecological Identity in Young Children and in Ourselves.” There were 250 early childhood educators from California and Arizona in attendance. The students of PLNU course FCS 460 - Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood Education, taught by Aleta Slater, conducted action research at the Early Childhood Learning Center and presented during the poster session of the conference. Each project was based on creating natural outdoor learning environments that promote curiosity and academic learning. The research was well received by conference participants. The work currently done at the Early Childhood Learning Center was highlighted at the conference for the laboratory aspect and the ways natural learning experiences are created through the curriculum.

Presented Student Posters:

Exploring Water Play by Ali Ruhnke and Jenora Cadieux

Ramps of Fun by Dottie Engel and Prudence Torian

Leaves, String & Ribbon by Nyawech Jock and Jamie Olsen

The Flying Fence by Bridget Freeman and DeAnna Fuery

Musical Mix-up by Karina Bunten and Michaela Karickhoff

Inspired to Create by Sarah Musgrove and Makayla Rutsch

Learning As We Go by Paige Mothershead and Heather Reppert