Physical education department to offer classes to area homeschoolers

HUNTINGTON, Ind. Huntington University's physical education students are offering a homeschool P.E. program for children ages 3 through 5th grade this fall.

Children will be split into one of four developmental levels: preschool (ages 3 and 4), grades K-1, grades 2-3 and grades 4-5. The nine class sessions will be offered from September to December. Class time is from 2:15 to 3 p.m. in the fieldhouse of the university's Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex. The dates for the sessions are Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27, Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 1 and 8.

This service is available to all area homeschooled children in preschool and elementary grades, including students from Huntington and surrounding counties. All families are asked to come a few minutes early on Sept. 29 to complete the registration forms.

The class is free to all participants.

In light of the new state teacher education licensing requirements, the preschool class is new to the homeschool physical education program. This class will be available to children ages 3 and 4, however, one adult must participate with the child.

Huntington University students conducting the elementary physical education class are either physical education majors or elementary education majors. Curriculum development and supervision of the classes are provided by Dr. Jody Davenport, assistant professor of physical education.

For more information, contact Davenport at or 260-359-4214.