Each year Mrs. Beier’s Child Development class reserves a day, where the students are able to bring in
a child from zero to five. “Whenever we are in child development we learn about just how kids form bonds with their parents and how they interact with them.” Says Mrs. Beier, the child development teacher. Beier also says that it is easy to sit in class and take notes from a power point and learn about it, but it is a little bit different actually experiencing it.
Mrs. Beier has been doing this project since she began student teaching at Forest Park, and continued the tradition since she moved here. Beier believes that this project gives students the perspective of how these children are real people that need to be taken care of and thinks that this makes things a little more realistic than what the students could have imagined. Beier has always loved kids, and that was one of the main reasons as to why she chose to teach this subject. She wants to show her students that these children are the future and should be appreciated. “Knowing how to take care of children and how they develop stuff like that, that is what runs the entire world.
Children can bring joy into people’s lives, and parents and guardians can also bring joy into the child’s life. This is a project where students are able to appreciate everything parents do and learn what it is like to raise a child with the love and affection it deserves.