Here at the Council we’re gearing up with great excitement for the national Week of the Young Child™ – which includes planting pinwheels and raising awareness throughout April for Child Abuse Prevention Month, Kidsville and Earth Day in Cortland on Apr 22, a visit from Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick on Apr 26, and toddler story times in libraries throughout the communities we serve. We’re doubly excited too, that all this happens during our 50th year of serving the families and communities we rely upon each day!
So please mark your calendars for April 24-28th, 2017 and check back here for more details about how you can join in the celebrations with the Council and your neighbors throughout Tompkins and Cortland counties.
At this week’s staff meeting, Council staff made bookmarks to be given to kids at the various library story times we’re volunteering at throughout the Week of the Young Child.™
The purpose of the WOYC is to focus public attention on the needs of the young and their families and recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs at the local, state, and federal levels. We use this time to plan how we – as citizens of a community, state, and nation – will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.
Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families.