For their final project, students in Child Development planned a “Happy Birthday, Jesus!” celebration for the two- and three-year-old classes at Cub Corner. The excitement began with a brief narration of the Nativity story – with the children participating as the main characters. Mount Carmel students taught a short song – complete with hand motions – about Baby Jesus. Then everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to Jesus before heading to eight different activities, games, and craft stations. A picnic-style lunch completed the joyful morning.

“It is evident that my students have an in-depth knowledge of the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of two- and three-year-olds,” explained Mrs. Schultz. She added that the students “demonstrated effective communication and guidance techniques while incorporating the Catholic Social Teachings.”

In that spirit, the Cub Corner children were asked to bring a gift for Baby Jesus. The gifts were donated to Pediatria in Kenner, a medical day care for young children who cannot attend regular daycare or school due to their medical conditions.