KEOKUK — Big River United Way recently awarded Keokuk Catholic Preschool a grant to implement a technology center in the 3-year-old preschool classroom. The classroom uses Creative Curriculum through which students participate in nine different interest areas, including computers.
Now preschoolers will have access to i-Pads on a daily basis during center choice time. Teacher Becky Blomme will monitor the time each student uses the devices. The school believes computer usage promotes social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language development. Computers also have the capacity to integrate learning within the areas of literacy, math, science, social studies and the arts. A variety of educational apps that enhance student learning will be downloaded. Blomme will also use the devices as a way to monitor and assess student learning.
Keokuk Catholic Preschool has two 3-year-old preschool classes, one offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:15 to 11 a.m. and the other on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Maximum class size is eight students.
A parent information night is planned for March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Keokuk Catholic, 2981 Plank Road. Anyone who is interested in the preschool program for the fall is encouraged to attend. Please call (319) 524-5450 for further details.