College’s Early Childhood Ed Students Collaborate With Literacy Council


Morganton, NC –Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Early Childhood Education program instructors and students, including Sarah Power (far left) and Tracy Hang (far right), and Project Flower Director Brownie Rochefort are collaborating on an effort that is beneficial to both Project Flower and WPCC. College students of the class “Infants, Toddlers and Twos” are creating 3D designs for use in furnishing classroom space for children participating in Project Flower.

Under the auspices of the Burke Literacy Council, the Project Flower program serves parents who are learning English as a second language as well as their young children, said Ms. Rochefort.

“We are grateful for the help offered by WPCC’s students and Janet Fisher, a coordinator and instructor in the College’s early childhood education program,” continued Ms. Rochefort. “Using their acquired knowledge of child development and concepts related to providing quality care for infants and toddlers, they are designing classroom space and furnishings for Project Flower children who are from the ages of birth to two years.”

WPCC students participating in the project are Shanice Williams, Sarah Power, Bethany Church, Bridget Abee, Tracy Hang, and Chelsea Goines.

To learn more about the College’s Early Childhood Education program, contact Ms. Fisher at 828-448-3131 or

To apply for curriculum classes, select Apply Now.

Western Piedmont Community College is situated in the picturesque rolling foothills of Morganton, North Carolina, and has served the citizens of Burke County since 1964.  Each year, more than 10,700 students pursue personal enrichment, new skills for a job or career, high school diplomas, college degrees, and transfer pathways. The application due date for new students for Spring Semester 2015 is Monday, Dec. 8.  Apply online or visit the Western Piedmont campus to apply in person.