EPIcenter_RibbonCuttingOn Tuesday November 17, the Early Childhood Education/Education (ECE/EDU) Program, hosted the Grand Opening of the Educator Preparation Institute (EPIcenter).  The EPIcenter along with the Child Development Laboratory Center is designed to create a teacher preparation culture at Skyline College by providing aspiring educators (ECE, Elementary Education, Special Education) a place to collaborate, study, check out resources, and meet with faculty. The EPIcenter also provides computers and a printer for ECE/EDU students to use for their classes.

Funded by the President’s Innovation Fund, Heising Simon’s Fellowship, and a generous donation by a former Skyline College ECE/EDU student, the EPIcenter was able to purchase materials and equipment, hire student assistants, and plans to offer tutoring and instructional support for target courses.

This event was well attended by Skyline College ECE/EDU students and faculty, Skyline College administrators (VPI Sarah Perkins, Dean Aaron Mcveen) and staff, District Board Members Karen Schwarz, Thomas Mohr, and newly elected Maurice Goodman.

For more information on the EPIcenter please visit the EPIcenter website.

Article by Kristina Brower and Sarita Santos