Preschool Staffs Refresh Skills
Published: September 1, 2011
Dana Smith, standing, a trainer with the Anti-Defamation League, leads a workshop called “Prejudice in the Classroom” for a number of preschool employees like Debbie Shelton, sitting, of St. Andrew Church Preschool, Roswell. Here they are watching a video of Sesame Street and other cartoon/puppet characters singing the 1979 song “We Are Family.” Smith said he shows it in an attempt to send the message that families come in all shapes, types, colors and sizes. (Photos by Michael Alexander)
Early childhood educator Thomas Moore, Ph.D, right, and Christi Treadaway of Transfiguration Church Preschool, Marietta, participate in child-centered operatic exercise. Moore was the keynote speaker for the Aug. 12 Summer Education Institute sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Parish-Based Early Childhood Programs. Nearly 30 parishes have preschools for children ages 2-4.
Cherie Czabala, standing, the Bible heroes/religion teacher at St. Peter Chanel Church, Roswell, shares a book with workshop participants that is applicable for young children during All Saints Day. Czabala led a workshop entitled “Adding Catholic Icing to the Liturgical Year.”