The LLCC Child Development Center was selected to be the site for video footage on Best Practices in Early Childhood Education. These videos will be part of the resources available to higher education faculty across the state as part of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Competency Modularization Project for the ECE higher education commission. The project has been coordinated by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agency and funded through a grant from the Preschool Development Grant for Birth to Five.
The filming of staff interviews took place on Monday, Nov. 15. Mary Beth Ponser (pictured), child development teacher; Cassy Taylor, child development assistant; and Laurie Rhodes, director, were interviewed for the video. On Tuesday, specific aspects were filmed such as teacher/parent interactions during the morning drop-off, playground safety, gross motor room safety, classroom supervision, story time, formal meeting with a parent and a 30 minute video tracking the movements of one child in the classroom. They concluded the video shoot on Wednesday with filming the learning activities in the classroom. The segments now go back for editing and should be concluded by the end of this year.