It’s one of Staples’ best — and most underrated — programs.
The Child Study class is an actual, legit play school. Students not only study child development — they put the theory they learn into practice.
Led by Linda McClary, the teenagers plan age-appropriate lessons and games. Over the year, they watch a dozen 3- and 4-year-olds grow. And — because they’re only a decade or so older — they understand and bond beautifully with the pre-schoolers.
Today was the “moving up” ceremony. Staples musicians played; a slide show offered highlights of the year; snacks were served.
And of course, photos were snapped.
The pre-school has been in operation since the 1970s. That’s long enough for their own kids to attend — and their kids’ kids too!
So congratulations to this year’s pre-schoolers. We look forward to seeing you as proud parents of your own toddlers, sometime around the year 2046.