Nomads, vikings part of rich history

Andrew Davis, Student

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In the Mathematics Education Psychology building at Northern Kentucky you can find the Nomads and Vikings. They are a part of NKU’s early childhood center. The Vikings consist of children six to nine years old and the Nomad room consists of children ten to fourteen years of age.

Audrey Wilson is in charge of the two rooms. She says that they started the camp because the early childhood center only had programs in the summer for children up to five years old and there was a need for programs for older children.

Audrey Wilson got involved because she works at the Early Childhood Center. The other counselors are NKU students. They encourage education majors to get involved, but won’t exclude others.

The day that we went in the kids were working on an egg drop. The goal was to make a way to drop an egg without it breaking. When asked why an egg drop was chosen, Audrey Wilson said, “The camp theme this week is imagine, plan, create. So their goal is to design something, we give them a challenge they design it, they plan it, they create it, redo it if they need to.”

A major focus of this program is helping children be independent. When asked why, Audrey Wilson replied, “We want the kids to be independent when they are at the Early Childhood Center. It’s something we want all kids to develop; a sense of being able to do different things and being competent and being able support themselves.”

Audrey Wilson got involved because she works at the Early Childhood Center. The other counselors are NKU students. They encourage education majors to get involved, but won’t exclude others.

 

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