Solid first steps

State’s Early Childhood Education Center offers quality care for Wabash Valley youngsters — and valuable classroom experience for future teachers.

BY Tay Smith, GR '18

Paige Voltz, ’21

Making the most of her time at State is the biggest objective for Paige Voltz, an elementary education major from Indianapolis.

BY Indianastate

Joshua Perry, ’19

If you’re ever sitting by Joshua Perry at the movies, don’t worry — he won’t ask you to share the popcorn! The Kokomo, Ind., native is a Bayh College of Education Scholars to Teachers (BEST) scholar, majoring in elementary education and minoring in English as a second language.

BY Indianastate

Madison Michalic, ’20

Spend a little time with Madison Michalic, and you’ll figure out quickly why she has the nickname Happy. Michalic of Clinton, Ind., is an elementary education major with a minor in special education.

BY Indianastate

Samantha Maxwell, ’19

An elementary education major from Crawfordsville, Ind., Samantha Maxwell is learning to embrace the awkwardness of meeting new people.

BY Indianastate

Nuri Rodriguez, ’20

A hard-working member of the Welcome Team, Nuri Rodriguez of Indianapolis is majoring in elementary education with a minor in special education.

BY Indianastate

Jasmine Finley, ’19

A freshman elementary education major from Indianapolis, Jasmine Finley is her own person and strives to accomplish something great with her life.

BY Indianastate