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04/10/2013

DC Celebrates National Week of the Young Child

Online PR News – 10-April-2013 – Washington, DC – WASHINGTON DC – The District of Columbia , in association with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is celebrating the national Week of the Young Child. While the national Week of the Young Child is celebrated April 14th through April 20th, DC has chosen the entire month of April to recognize the collective efforts across the city that celebrate young children and those who work to support their learning and development.

The DC Week of the Young Child Planning Committee, made up of members from the early childhood community throughoutthe city, have prepared an extensive calendar of events to honor and support children, families, and early childhood education professionals.

DC’s Children’s Festival will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Seaton Elementary School, 1503 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. The event will feature learning activity stations, live music, giveaways, movement activities, nutritious snacks, FREE developmental screenings by DCPS Early Stages, and a raffle for FREE teaching materials. The event is free and open to the public.

Numerous events are planned throughout the month of April, including family summits on health and education, parent and provider workshops and professional development opportunities and much more! For a full list of DC Week of the Young Child events visit www.mychildcaredc.com.

Saturday, April 13th
Children’s Festival – DC WOYC Kick-off Event
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Seaton Elementary School, 1503 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Children of all ages, families, and teachers will enjoy exploring learning activity stations, live music, giveaways, movement activities, nutritious snacks, FREE developmental screenings by DCPS Early Stages, and more! A raffle will be held for FREE teaching materials. Visit us on Facebook!

About Week of the Young Child

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 and their families.

Young children and their families depend on high-quality education and care, which help children get a great start and bring lasting benefits to DC. 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.

For More Information:
Lisa Gordon Director,
DC Child Cares Connections
202-862-1111 Option 3, or Lisa.Gordon@icfi.com