Arica Ludwig, Early Childhood Education Alumni
FVTC's Early Childhood Education program helped Arica Ludwig find her career path—and it's helping her make a difference in children's lives.
Ludwig attended FVTC's Discovery Days and toured the Early Childhood Education department. During the event, she learned about on-campus activities as well. "I really liked the Early Childhood Education program and the friendly environment at Fox Valley Tech," Ludwig says. "The small class sizes really sold me! From the first day of class, I felt welcome and comfortable getting to know my classmates and instructors."
Ludwig says her training provided her with opportunities to teach, interact with children and parents and work in different classrooms.
"It's extremely helpful to draw from the lesson plans I created in college
and to use the resources and teaching methods from my classes. I was
very well prepared."
She also had great experiences outside the classroom. She was a member of the women's competitive basketball and volleyball teams, served as a student ambassador for the Early Childhood Education program (on Discovery Days and Campus Visit Days), and was a new student orientation leader.
According to Amy Werba, FVTC's Early Childhood Education department chair and instructor, Ludwig exemplifies many Eary Childhood Education students. "While Arica participated in our traditional-format degree program, we provide an accelerated program option for people already working in early childhood education," notes Werba.
To find out more about the Early Childhood Education program, visit www.fvtc.edu/earlychild.
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