Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Early Childhood Program at Cardenas and Edwards Schools

The Early Childhood Program for this school year is coming to a close at Cardenas School and Edwards School, both located in Chicago’s Latino communities. This was the second year in the Early Childhood Program for Edwards School.

The SLI team delivered a series of 10 fun filled, educational and interactive workshops at both schools for parents and caregivers with children 3-5 years of age. The workshops began in November of 2010 and will end in June 2011.

In this year's workshops parents/caregivers were focused on: helping their children learn skills with numbers, predicting with a sink and float activity, identifying colors through movement and singing, learning about environmental print, matching letters and sounds, learning concepts about print (CAP) and many more necessary skills to prepare their children to enter kindergarten.

In this picture a mom from Edwards is sharing how she implemented the activities that she learned in the workshop with her child at home.

Newly added this year is the“Train the Trainer” component. Volunteer parent facilitators were trained to facilitate the workshops. They facilitated 4 of the 10 workshops and did a tremendous job! Congratulations for a job well done to: Erika Cárdenas, Rosa Bahena, Rosa Díaz de Nava, Rosalba Martínez, Viviana Martínez, Llarene Romero, Marisol García and Yuridia Ramírez.

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