YMCA Preschool at Lincoln
The Teacher Education Department at Adrian College is partnering with the YMCA and Adrian Public Schools to offer the first ever educational preschool class housed at Lincoln Elementary. The YMCA preschool at Lincoln is a laboratory classroom for the Education students at Adrian College. The program is designed for children in the community and also for the children of faculty at Adrian College. Lincoln Elementary is an International Baccalaureate® Primary Years Program candidate school. Sara Rober, the preschool teacher, is an Adrian College graduate where she earned her degree in Elementary Education. Sara’s experience includes teaching Kindergarten, 4th grade, and 5 years as a preschool teacher. Adrian students working with the children include Taylor Hudson, Jenny Wend and Jessica Raymor. The Adrian College students are pursuing certification in elementary education. Some will add an endorsement in Early Childhood Education.
The preschoolers participate in many activities. For instance, an Adrian College teacher candidate from the Educational Technology class used an iPad with the children. The activity correlated with the Michigan Department of Education Early Childhood Education, Technology Standard #1. Students were asked to draw a spider on the iPad from their previous lesson and to talk about what they remembered.
Visit the class’ website at: http://ymcalincoln.shutterfly.com/
Visit the IB website at: https://www.ibo.org/pyp/