Students involved in Western Wayne High School’s Early Childhood Education course have the unique opportunity of observing elementary classrooms at the district’s Evergreen elementary school throughout the school year on a monthly basis. Students must take two prerequisite courses before Early Childhood Education which include: Family Living and Child Development. The Early Childhood Education course has been in existence at Western Wayne for the past five years. Students receive a participation grade for each observation after they discuss their classroom experiences with their peers and teacher. Along with doing other projects and lesson plans throughout the year, the students for a culminating end of year project use the knowledge they gain from their work at Evergreen to create, organize, and manage a two-day daycare for three to five-year-olds that is held at Western Wayne High School. Here students are pictured with a child development theorist mural they created as a part of the course that is on display in the Western Wayne High School. From left: Mr. Jim Kobeski, family & consumer science teacher; Mariah Lombardi, senior; Margaret Johannes, senior; Sarah Johnson, junior; Rebecca Tomczyk, junior; and Breanna Fenwick, junior.