Early Childhood Program

“When you look at traditional classrooms, it’s almost like they’re invented to make parents think they’re cute,” said Cheryl Smoczyk, early childhood support manager at Forest Lake Area Schools. Bright colors are everywhere, and stereotypical “kid stuff” lines the walls. However, she said, the Forest Lake district preschools don’t follow convention. When kids are inside, [...]

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Vicki Bohling, parent educator for Forest Lake’s Early Childhood Programs, will present research about the Outdoor Explore Classroom, created at the Central Learning Center, at a national convention in June. At the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s 2014 National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, to be held June 8 to 11 [...]

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