La Verne Early Education Students Partner With Etiwanda School District to Teach ‘Mini-Classroom’

December 11, 2012 by University of La Verne

What: Working to put child development theory into practice, student-teachers of University of La Verne’s early childhood teaching class (EDUC 454P) are hosting a “Little Cubs” mini-classroom (workshop), the 2nd event of its kind, aimed at developing children’s social, cognitive and physical skills.

Through a partnership between the Etiwanda School District and La Verne’s College of Education and Organizational Leadership (CEOL), families of children between the ages of 18 months and 4 years are invited to participate in activities that include story telling, songs, and arts and crafts that both child and parent can take part in. The mini-classroom event is designed to help better prepare young children for their school years ahead.

When: Wednesday December 12, 2012 (8:30 to 9:30 a.m.)

Where: Cecilia Solorio Elementary School
15172 Walnut St. Fontana, CA 92336 (Cafeteria)

Details: Cost is free

The “Little Cubs” mini-classroom is considered a clinical setting for teachers in training who are involved in the CEOL’s Professional Development School. This collaboration not only helps shape the next generation of child educators, but allows for shared learning opportunities for both the Etiwanda district and La Verne.

La Verne’s relationship with the Etiwanda School District extends beyond “Little Cubs”; Superintendent Dr. Shawn Judson and Cecilia Solorio Elementary School Principal, Dr. Carol Pilgreen are graduates of the Ed. D program.

Contacts: Cindy Cary, Associate Professor of Education, University of La Verne
(909) 623-3899 or

Alisha Rosas, Assistant Director of Media Relations, University of La Verne
(909) 593-3511 ext. 4608 or (909) 702-3205,

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