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Nursery school to host free program for parents

Nursery School posterThe Randolph College Nursery School will host a presentation by local educator Sandy Slack, “Play to Learn/Learn to Play,” on Thursday, October 27.

The free program is intended for parents of young children and will be held in the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. A wine and cheese reception will take place before the program at 6:30 p.m. Randolph students will be on hand to provide childcare beginning at 6:15 p.m.

The featured speaker, Slack, began her long career in early childhood education as a Head Start lead teacher. After earning a M.Ed. in early childhood special education at George Washington University, she moved to Lynchburg, where she began what would become a 30-year career.

Slack became an endorsed HighScope curriculum trainer, and then a field consultant for the HighScope Educational Research Foundation. She also created a task force for Virginia to align the HighScope Child Observation Record and Key Developmental Indicators to the Virginia Foundation Blocks for Early Learning: Comprehensive Standards for Four-Year-Olds.

She is the author of several articles on early childhood education published by HighScope, and with Gerin Martin, co-authored the book Make Room for Boys! Helping Boys Thrive in Preschool.

Participants must register by October 25. Please RSVP by contacting Kelly Kirkwood, director of the Randolph College Nursery School, at 434-947-8787 or kkirkwood@randolphcollege.edu.


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