EEK! Engineering Education for Kids

EEK! Engineering Education for Kids is a weeklong immersive workshop to engage the curious, the creative, the intrepid, and the brave in solving real-world engineering problems. Students will discover how engineers really work, and how as future engineers they can take on some of the greatest challenges facing our local communities and our world.

Contact: Dr. Megan Nickels

Milk and Muffins

Milk and Muffins is a Saturday morning early literacy program offered to parents and children in Parramore and surrounding communities. UCF students are enrolled in the RED 3310 course, and they work with the children ages 3-6 years old. Teachers from Orange County Public Schools facilitate a parent group. In addition to small group experiences, the children and parents help to plant, grow, and harvest vegetables in the Parramore Community Garden. We extend emergent literacy skills and vocabulary with these hands-on experiences. Each week Milk and Muffins ends with a large Circle Time where the parents, children, and UCF students join together for stories, singing, and dancing.

Contact: Dr. Judith Levin

Reading Clinics for K-6 Students

The college offers reading clinics for K-6 students each semester. Children are paired with undergraduate or graduate education students for individualized support in developing their reading, writing, and thinking abilities. Reading and Language Arts faculty supervise all clinics. Clinics are offered at two campuses: UCF Main Campus and UCF South Lake Campus in Clermont.

UCF Main Campus Contacts: Dr. Michelle Kelley and Dr. Taylar Wenzel
UCF South Lake Campus Contact: Ms. Marni Kay

UCF Saturday Reading Camp at John H. Jackson Community Center

The UCF College of Community Innovation and Education, in collaboration with the City of Orlando, operates a unique Reading Camp Program on Saturday mornings during both the fall and spring semesters. Elementary children (Kindergarten through Grade Six) receive free tutoring in reading by UCF teacher education students. Undergraduates in the Elementary Education program are afforded this unique, multicultural experience. In addition, parents of the children receiving the personalized reading instruction participate in a Parent Education Program focused on helping their child improve his/her reading abilities at home. This occurs while the children are tutored in reading.

Contact: Dr. Taylar Wenzel