Pre-K Program Encourages Love of Reading

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

University of West Georgia President Beheruz N. Sethna read to children in the University of West Georgia Pre-Kindergarten program as a part of a campus wide effort to get young children excited about reading.

University of West Georgia President Beheruz N. Sethna read to children in the University of West Georgia Pre-Kindergarten program as a part of a campus wide effort to get young children excited about reading.The program, located in the Education Center Annex, offers a unique opportunity for faculty, students and the community to contribute to the Pre-K program. Throughout the academic year, faculty and students from a variety of disciplines visit the center as guest readers and mentors.

The Pre-K program offers student teachers earning a degree in Early Childhood Education, Music Education, Speech and Language, Art Education and Nursing the opportunity to participate in practical experiences with children of UWG faculty, staff and the West Georgia community. The UWG Pre-K is available for children age four on or before September 1.

“These guest readers are fantastic and Dr. Sethna does a wonderful job reading to children,” said Rachael Robinson, director of the Pre-K program. “He actually taught a lesson based upon the book, ‘The Three Little Pigs.’ He may have missed his calling as an early childhood teacher.”

The free Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Program is located in the Education Annex and is funded through the Georgia Lottery.

For more information about the Pre-K program, call 678-839-6563 or go to http://coe.westga.edu/ci/cdc/.