In late April, the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program planned and facilitated an on-campus ECE advocacy event to promote and train on the topic of inclusion in the classroom. Nearly 100 adults and children came out to campus and about 70 adults attended the various trainings throughout the day. Guests also enjoyed games and food, and students from the Inclusive Classroom course (PSY 113) offered resources and materials for guests about special education.
"This event could not have been successful without all the help we received from the Harcum community," said Laura Taddei, Assistant Program Director for Early Childhood Education. "Many volunteer trainers also helped out, including ECE adjuncts Kristi Brewer, Mecca Shabazz, and Nicole Williams as well as Jackie Chaney and Khadijah Sabir from DVAEYC (Delaware Valley Assocation for the Education of Young Children)."
Event guests attended from the all over the region -- as far as Harrisburg, PA. Students raffled off gift baskets and sold refreshments, raising about $500 towards their NAEYC memberships and to Autism Speaks in observance of Autism Awareness month.
| Current Harcum students worked with children in small workshops
| Adjunct Instructor Kristi Brewer led a training in the Library Rotunda