While Lynn provides a learning and growing environment for college students, the university also contributes to the development of children ages 3 to 6 on their journey from pre-school to kindergarten through the Lynn Early Learning Academy, otherwise known as LELA.
LELA is an online program that combines technology and academic content into instructional segments produced by Lynn’s College of Education and KidOrangeTech. These segments include language, literacy, math and programs such as character education and LanguaMetrics.
Recently, the College of Communication and Design (CCD) produced 7 episodes of the segment The Adventures of Lela. In these episodes, Lela shares her "Knights in training" lessons with children highlighting ethics in society. Produced by CCD Dean David Jaffe, several students and faculty members were able to join in on the fun by providing the voices and movement for the character education puppets.
"Entering kindergarten is a monumental milestone. Our mission is to support families with the proper online educational tools that are both fun and educational," said Erin Elder, Lynn Early Learning Academy coach.
Similar to the 7 episodes produced last year, the second set of videos are currently in production. In addition, students in the DMAC program have designed seven books to accompany the seven set of videos.