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JCJC Early Childhood Education students work with Project Learning Tree

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from JCJC

The Early Childhood Education Technology students at Jones County Junior College recently participated in lessons that involved incorporating nature into Pre-K curriculum.

JCJC students received a book with lesson plans that included thought-provoking exercises with art, movement and music. Lessons included outside activities for children that would allow them to recognize shapes in nature and use the senses in learning.

These lesson plans were provided by Project Learning Tree, an international program of the American Forest Foundation. Project Learning Tree offers curriculum from Pre-K through high school.

The non-profit has been in Mississippi since 1987. Harold Anderson, coordinator of the Mississippi Project Learning Tree program, conducted the lesson at JCJC. He also trains students in the JCJC forestry technology program to prepare students to go into schools as guest speakers.

Mississippi Project Learning Tree trains 715 educators in 35 workshops a year in Mississippi. The highest award given by Project Learning Tree is the gold star award, which the state of Mississippi has won twice, and Mississippi has the distinction of being the only state to have ever won it twice.

 Early Childhood Education Technology instructor Leah Hinton explained that the lesson provided by Mississippi Project Learning Tree was part of her students' language, math and science class.

"They'll use these ideas and materials in their student teaching lessons in the fall school year," she said.

 Anyone interested in enrolling as a college student in the ECET should contact Hinton at leah.hinton@jcjc.edu. Parents interested in enrolling a three or four-year-old in the pre-school should also contact Hinton.

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