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Learning Through Play in Adult Ed LAUP Program

by Anne Donofrio-Holter

El Monte- Rosemead

El Monte-Rosemead Adult School Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) teachers use best practices, curricular strategies and instructional techniques to assist children in gaining the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

“During “Center” time activities, the youngest students learn how to set up environments, self-initiate play and select appropriate materials,” said Assistant Principal Sara Shapiro.  “Children are allowed opportunities for practicing social interaction and relationship skills by freely choosing and pursuing their interests.”

Springtime brings an excellent opportunity for the children to explore nature and growth in the garden.

“LAUP students have planted their own seeds and are now monitoring the development of their plants under the guidance of their teachers,” said Shapiro.  “This and other hands-on learning activities encourages children to use all their senses and competencies.”  According to Shapiro, there are still a few spaces open to children who will be four years of age by October 1, 2013.

“Ms. Vicky and her staff provide support for the social growth of their students and encourage curiosity and initiative,” added Shapiro.

For more information, call 626-350-6179.


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