Early Childhood Laboratory
The Marshall University Early Education STEAM Center continues to collaborate with Logan County schools to create an early childhood educational research laboratory for teacher training and professional development as a pilot for other counties in West Virginia. This model focuses on implementing best practices in early childhood education with a Reggio Emilia influence. In the fall of 2017, the Benedum Foundation granted funds to support this effort, which began with a pilot preschool classroom. In the summer of 2018, we worked to create an inviting, natural learning environment for the children. During the 2019-2020 school year, our staff will support teachers in implementing developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood.