Students in the program plan events to make the week before Halloween memorable for children enrolled at the Rutledge Institute for Early Childhood Education preschool.
Students majoring in childhood education at California University of Pennsylvania planned a week of fall activities for children at the Rutledge Institute for Early Childhood Education preschool.
The Rutledge Institute scholars — students who attend Cal U tuition-free as they prepare for careers in early childhood education — read stories to children and helped them decorate pumpkins to celebrate the season.
“Since many Halloween activities have been canceled this year due to COVID-19, we wanted to plan activities that would give the children a sense of normalcy while still following safety protocols,” said sophomore Rutledge Scholar Devon Latchum.
There are 20 children, ages 3-5, attending the Rutledge Institute preschool this semester, and 26 Rutledge Institute scholars.
The events Oct. 26-30 were coordinated by the Rutledge Scholar Advisory Board, which organizes service events and excursions, plans events and activities for the scholars, supports recruitment for the program, and advises the Rutledge Institute director from the scholar perspective.