SFEA provides allows students to be involved in a professional organization prior to beginning their careers as educators.
The Rothman Family Foundation has supported this Early Education Initiative for the last five years.
Not every college student chooses a traditional route for their education. Some opt to enjoy a gap year working or traveling after high school, while others return to the classroom well after they have established careers or families. Debbie Orifici is one such student. She adopted a “better late than never” attitude when it came … Continue reading Student Returns to Classroom for Early Childhood Education degree
Early Childhood Online Students attend One Goal Conference On Friday, July 20, 2018, we had the pleasure of hearing from some of our outstanding Early Childhood Education students at the One Goal Conference in Tampa. Representatives included Beverly Kamp, Cher Rosselot and Kimberly Shannon. All three are T.E.A.C.H scholarship recipients. The TEACH Scholarship supports … Continue reading Early Childhood Education Students Attend One Goal
We would like to recognize and congratulate our recent A.S. Early Childhood graduate, Shontrell Thomas, from PARC Discovery Learning Center. St. Petersburg College co-sponsored with Seminole Chamber of Commerce to pay tribute to 20 Seminole area teachers.
A prestigious education scholarship was recently awarded to SPC Educational Studies student, Brooke Rittenhouse. In addition to winning the National Association for the Education of Young Children Gera Jacobs Scholarship, she also will attend the Los Angeles National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference this November, all expenses paid. Education scholarship details … Continue reading Education scholarship awarded to SPC student
Pictured above from left: Dr. Marcie Biddleman, Executive Director, Juvenile Welfare Board; Dr. Bill Law, SPC President; Maria Edmonds, Chair, Juvenile Welfare Board; Robert J. Fine, Jr., Chairman, SPC Board of Trustees. Officials with SPC’s College of Education and the SPC Foundation worked with the Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB) to develop a partnership in which … Continue reading Early childhood scholarships available for local workers
A new partnership that was developed by SPC College of Education, SPC Foundation and the City of St. Petersburg kicked off April 21. The purpose of this initiative is to bolster training for early childcare professionals within designated areas of the city. The city will be contributing $49,200 that will work toward funding tuition scholarships … Continue reading Early Childhood Education program partnership
On Feb. 28, Professor Anne Ryan, Early Childhood Education; Elaine Pepi, The Growing Place Preschool; and Kristina Davis, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, presented Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through the Arts in Early Childhood Education. One area explored was Construction where attendees had hands-on opportunities to see the many ways we … Continue reading SPC presents at seminar for Pinellas County early childhood professionals
St. Petersburg College Professor Mary Harper is featured in WEDU QUEST series 105: How Children Learn Best that aired earlier this year.
“In early childhood it’s language, language, language,” said Harper. “So anything children are interacting with or being a part of or experimenting with there should be lots of language going on around that.”