LSU Child Development Laboratory Preschool students celebrate Week of the Young Child


On Thursday, April 14, 2016, students at the LSU Child Development Laboratory Preschool (CDL) had “Artsy Thursday” as part of celebrating National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child. The theme for Thursday was “think, problem solve, create.”

Children develop creativity, social skills, and fine motor skills with STEM-rich light and shadow play where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands. Artsy Thursday celebrates the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art making.


Pictured above, children at the CDL interacted with Van Gogh's Starry Night painting, explored colored shadows, and made beautiful moving sculptures.

They used traditional materials to interact with light, color, and images projected from digital devices.

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.    




About the LSU CDL

The Louisiana State University Child Development Laboratory (LSU CDL) Preschool is a Reggio – Emilia Inspired research facility within the School of Education and is aligned with undergraduate and graduate programs in Early Childhood Education specifically. Embedded within the College of Human Sciences and Education, the LSU CDL Preschool serves as a laboratory for the generation of cutting edge research in the areas of child development and education. It also serves as a training site for undergraduate and graduate students and the community as a model demonstration site of effective strategies. Through its support of research and teaching, the LSU CDL Preschool will generate and disseminate knowledge about best practices in early childhood education to support children’s development and learning.

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About SOE

The LSU School of Education (SOE) offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction and in Educational Leadership, Research, and Counseling. The School’s mission is to prepare P-12 educational professionals to be leaders, practitioners and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary educational issues.

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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