Whenever we see young children, we always see them putting everything in their mouths. Fingers, toes, toys, and anything else you can think of. We have all heard the saying, “Do you have any idea where that has been?”
The best time to make a child conscious about their health is at a young age. That is exactly what the Medical Assisting students at Minnesota School of Business’s Lakeville campus sought out to do.
The students performed research about hand washing techniques and presented the information to children at Eagan Montessori. They utilized black lights to show them how well they washed their hands. It is surprising how much effort should be taken in order to properly wash your hands; not only in technique, but also including how much time is required.
This service learning project not only helped the children and the students, but also the preschool teachers. It made them more aware of the techniques of utilizing brushes for scrubbing around fingernails. They are going to look into adding them to the facility.
The students had a great time utilizing their knowledge to help the community. They also created a poster board explaining the information they taught. They left it onsite for future use by the facility.