Time Needed: 2-4 Hours
One specific kind of teaching you may wish to explore with Sally is working with long-term patients at children's hospitals like C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan. Activity therapists, teachers, and volunteers help ease the effect of hospitalization on pediatric patients through group and bedside activities, schooling, creative arts and crafts, medical play, holiday celebrations, and entertainment by visiting groups.
You may step into an administrator's life, too. Find out about laws and regulations related to child-care facilities, home care, and school programs. See how budgets are coordinated and learn about common issues related to paying staff and being able to keep effective staff. You will find out the various record-keeping practices that are used and how staff work with the parents of children. You will enjoy a complicated day as you may discover health-related issues for young children, gain more appreciation for who spends time with little ones and what they do, find out how young children learn through what appears to be just play, and the vital role preschool education plays for preparing many children for elementary school.
Age level: Middle through High School and Adults
Interests: Young Children, Teaching, Counseling
Previous Classes/Knowledge: None required
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