Cristo Rey Partnership
Joyce Preschool has partnered with Cristo Rey High School, and are currently hosting 10 interns in our preschool classrooms. Our classrooms have already immensely benefitted from our interns presence. Our interns support the classrooms in many ways! Whether it is helping preschoolers throughout the day by welcoming them to school, reading them books, assisting at snack and lunch time, playing games, or giving encouragement and care, we have enjoyed seeing the younger students connect with young adult role models, and seeing these high school students step into role model positions.
Our Cristo Rey interns also have the opportunity to learn about patience, communication, and the importance of early childhood education, and observe how the children learn these skills by observing hands-on activities with the teachers. In addition to fostering learning by speaking in both English and Spanish, the students have been able to form great connections. The interns even call the preschoolers their “mini friends.”
We are very fortunate to have this partnership with Cristo Rey.