BWHS Early Childhood Class Visits Preschool
For six years running, the Bishop Watterson Early Childhood Education class has been visiting the Indianola Presbyterian Preschool to observe and interact with children between 18 months and five years of age.
Bishop Watterson students each design and create an age-appropriate toy for the children at the preschool. Upon return to the high school, a discussion is held about what students observed and how their toy functioned. Students follow up with a written report about the experience.
Early Childhood Education classes explore the developing child from conception to five years of age. The course focuses on how to meet developmental needs, special concerns in each stage of a child’s growth and parenting techniques.
The Early Childhood course at Bishop Watterson prepares students for this field of interest in college and a number of BWHS grads are currently enrolled or have graduated in Early Childhood programs from college.