Early Learning Center News

In the News: UT Natural Playground Installation at Local Head Start Center

UT faculty joined community volunteers this weekend to install a new natural playground at the North Head Start Center. The playground will give students a new recreation area and provide researchers with an opportunity to study the environment’s impact on children’s activity levels. The effort is part of the Partners through Playgrounds project, which will study how

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UT to Install Natural Playground at Head Start Center for Pupils, Research

UT faculty is joining community volunteers today and Saturday, June 7, to install a new natural playground at the North Head Start Center. The playground will give students a new recreation area and provide researchers with an opportunity to study the environment’s impact on children’s activity levels.

Early Learning Center Hosts Multiple Open Houses this Spring

The UT Early Learning Center for Research and Practice will host open houses this spring for families interested in kindergarten. Families have the opportunity to meet program staff, tour classrooms, and learn about the center’s curriculum and philosophy. The first open house will be from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, at the center’s 1206 White Avenue location. A second will take place on Sunday, February 2.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Garden Party

Kathy Kidd and Kathryn Humber at UT’s Early Learning Center talk about the big idea of having the children and staff grow much of their own food in an effort to eat healthier. They want the school’s new kitchen garden to be a model for the community and a training ground for early childhood educators on gardening with young children and families.

News Sentinel: Kids learning to eat healthier: UT center throws garden party

To eat healthier, the children and staff at UT’s Early Learning Center have begun growing a lot of their own food. They want the school’s new kitchen garden to be a model for the community and a training ground for early childhood educators on gardening with young children and families. The News Sentinel highlighted the

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UT Early Learning Center Invites Community to Garden Party May 16

The children and staff at UT’s Early Learning Center have begun growing a lot of their own food in an effort to eat healthier. They want the school’s new kitchen garden to be a model for the community and a training ground for early childhood educators on gardening with young children and families. The school is inviting the community to a garden party from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at 1206 White Avenue.

UT Study May Change Design of Playgrounds

Several local news outlets highlighted a new study at UT’s Early Learning Center that may change the way playgrounds are designed. Sean Durham, director of the center, decided to give the playground a new look to help children connect with the environment. Dawn Coe, an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, says the natural setting not

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