Jennifer Sweeney, a native of Columbus, has recently relocated from San Jose, California where she spent the past seven years managing school readiness and early childhood intervention programs. Jennifer is currently an intern in COSI’s Little Kidspace. As an outreach assistant, she helps implement science-focused workshops to preschools and community based organizations all over central Ohio. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Hanover College and is currently working on an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Development and Education from Columbus State Community College. She and her husband Mark live in Reynoldsburg with their six year old twins Emma and Bode. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys yoga, reading, travel, and hiking.
On July 29th, LKS Team Members brought the Science at Your Fingertips outreach to The Cottage Child Development Center in Canal Winchester. Sixteen 3 year-olds from two classes sampled the different sensations of sand, snow and flubber!
Young children learn through their senses and it was a sensory bonanza at KinderCare preschool in Reynoldsburg on June 18 as the COSI team presented its Science at your Fingertips workshop to two groups of toddlers.
On Tuesday, June 24th, COSI staff visited the Primrose School at Polaris in Westerville to present a frog workshop for toddlers. The children experienced the natural habitat of frogs and pretended to be frogs themselves in COSI’s make-believe lily pond.
On Wednesday, April 30th COSI Team Members visited Joyland Preschool in Dublin to present our Let’s Get Moving Outreach. Thirty preschool age children learned about movement through interaction with music, water, paint and by moving their bodies. Through setting themselves and objects in motion students experienced what happens when movement occurs during different activities.
On Tuesday, April 15th COSI visited the YMCA at St. Ann’s Hospital where a group of toddlers learned all about frogs. During the session toddlers got to observe real frogs up close using magnifying glasses. They noticed the frog’s color and texture of their skin and witnessed frogs hopping from one spot to another to get where they needed to go!