(October 31, 2010) If you heard little girls singing “Rock-A-Bye Baby” as you walked through the hospital on October 18 through 20, you heard and saw the excitement of the Louise S. McGehee pre-kindergarten classes. Academic Outrach arranged for Ochsner nurses to escort 3 classes of students to the Labor & Delivery floor of the Jefferson Highway hospital to learn how to care for a baby. Each pre-K girl saw what babies look like when they are delivered, what happens to the baby when she/he is born, how to wash the baby, and how to change a diaper. The girls even got to try baby formula to experience baby’s first food. One of the highlights of the tours was seeing infants who had just been born.
Academic Outreach thanks the following Labor & Delivery nurses for making the McGehee students’ experience so special:
Louise S. McGehee School was founded in 1912 as a college preparatory school for young women. Located in the historic Garden District, McGehee currently enrolls 530 girls from pre-K through 12th grade. The school provides a rigorous education in an inclusive environment that fosters self-esteem, encourages high personal standards, addresses individual student needs, and emphasizes active student participation in learning.
For more information about assisting Academic Outreach in working with students throughout the Greater New Orleans area, click to the website at http://acaweb/outreach.aspx, call the Academic Outreach Office at 504-842-3237, or email EducationOutreach@ochsner.org.