Eagle County Schools (ECS) asks community members, parents and students to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child (April 22-28). As part of the National Week of the Young Child celebrated across the country, ECS is honoring young children and all of those who make such a difference in children’s lives every single day.
“All young children need and deserve high-quality early learning experiences that will prepare them for success in the future,” states Shelley Smith, ECS Director of Early Childhood. “Week of the Young Child is the perfect time to educate our community on realizing how important early learning years are for all young children.”
Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the country, including child care and Head Start programs, preschools and elementary schools, to hold activities to bring awareness to the needs of young children.
On Wednesday, April 25, ECS preschools and elementary schools will have ‘Breakfast and Books,’ where families and community members are invited to participate in reading activities with the children from 8:00am – 9:00am.
Young children and their families depend on high-quality education and care, which help children get a jump start on their learning and in turn bring lasting benefits to the world in which they live. Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy and to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early childhood education to young children.
Forty-four early childhood professionals in Eagle County Schools are constantly working together to improve professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education and to build public support for high-quality early childhood education programs.
For more information on the Early Childhood Program in Eagle County Schools, please contact Shelley Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970.328.3958.
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