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Fleming ECE students welcome families to 2018 Interactive Learning with Children and Families program

Peterborough ON – (October 1, 2018) Early Childhood Education (ECE) students from Fleming College are welcoming families to the 2018 Interactive Learning with Children and Families program.

The program is intended for families with children eight months to six years old along with their parents/caregivers. Each week the children will play in a creatively designed space that connects with nature, is play-based, child-centered and built on children’s curiosity. While children are engaged in play-based learning, families will enjoy an interactive parenting experience.

The ECE students, in their third semester, are responsible for all aspects of the program and are supervised by two ECE faculty members. Students will observe, plan experiences and document each child’s weekly learning. All learning will support the Ministry of Education’s pedagogy for the early years, “How Does Learning Happen?” Parents will be provided with a portfolio to share in each child’s learning journey via StoryPark.com. Students will also deliver weekly parent education on topics of interest surrounding early childhood education.

The program runs Tuesday or Wednesday mornings between October 2 and December 5, 2018. Families attend one morning a week from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The program is free, healthy snacks for children and coffee or tea for parents will be provided, and will take place at George Street United Church/Emmanuel United Church, 534 George St. N. in Peterborough.

For more information, visit https://flemingchildrensprogram.wordpress.com/ or email FlemingECE@flemingcollege.ca.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366