Early Childhood Education Preschool

Mission/Purpose

The Hesston College laboratory Preschool provides rich observation and hands-on experiences for students studying early childhood education. It also provides a half-day preschool program to serve children, families and the Hesston community.

Learning Environment

On-campus laboratory preschool for children ages 3-5 in the Laban Peachey Center.

Hesston College’s Early Childhood Education program

Students studying early childhood education have the opportunity for observation and active involvement in the laboratory preschool on a rotating basis during their freshman year at Hesston. After completion of one to one and a half years of ECE coursework, early childhood students may choose to complete a Field Experience component in the lab preschool. Students who have completed the Field Experience value the hands-on experences of planning and leading activities through the lab preschool.

College students relate to children one on one through the following activities: reading a story, building with blocks, dressing up in the house area, guiding an art activity, getting your hands in various sensory experiences, leading large group activities, and other experiences.

Hesston College Preschool blog