Contact: K.E. Schwab -- 724-738-2199
Moving Concepts: Free
movement education program offered to preschool-age
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.
– Children ages 3 through 5 throughout the region are being
offered a free, on-campus movement activities program at Slippery
Rock University titled “Moving Concepts” set for 10 to
10:45 a.m. Thursdays in the Morrow Field House beginning Feb.
The inclusive program,
designed for preschool-age children with and without disabilities,
will be rich in developmentally appropriate movement experiences
centered around themes of body awareness, space awareness, effort,
relationships to others, and character counts involving
age-appropriate fundamental motor skills, said Marybeth Miller,
assistant professor of physical education.
The class will offer a
series of child-centered movement activities important to a young
child’s development. “The program is an on-campus
service-learning, educational movement program anchored to a
physical education class and will allow SRU teacher candidates in
physical education, special education, early childhood education
and elementary education to provide safe instruction promoting
social skills among children,” Miller added.
in the SRU Child Care Center’s Thursday morning program are
also invited to join in. For further details call Miller at
University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential
university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a
comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines
academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning
opportunities that make a positive difference in their