The Richmond County Partnership for Children is celebrating the annual "Week of the Young Child" April 11-17 with activities for children of Richmond County to enjoy.
The nationally-designated week focuses public attention on the needs of young children and their families and recognizes early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. The theme for 2010 is Early Years Are Learning Years.
"Early learning experiences are crucial to the growth and development of young children," said Martha Vance Brown, executive director of the Partnership.
"The Week of the Young Child provides opportunities for all of us to recognize the importance of the early years and to work together to build better futures for all children. Never before have the needs of young children and their families been more pressing.”
In celebration, the Partnership is hosting a “Day At Our Office” for child care classes. Facilities are invited to bring preschool students to the Partnership office to enjoy make and take activities, face painting, story time, games and a snack. This special day is April 15.
Facilities should contact Michell Kocan or Brandi Covington to reserve a time for their students.
On April 24, the Partnership is co-hosting the annual Fun Day with Richmond Community College. The free event will be held on the college campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to the public. Children can make crafts, listen to stories, play games and much more. A car seat check station will allow parents to receive assistance with the proper installation of car seats.
“The Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize that children's opportunities are our responsibilities and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences the type of early environment – at home, at child care, at school and in the community – that will promote their early learning,” said Vance Brown
Richmond County Partnership for Children is a non-profit organization that distributes legislature-allocated funds in Richmond County. The Partnership collaborates with local agencies to fund and promote programs that enhance the health, education and quality of life for children birth to age 5 and their families.
For more information on Week of the Young Child or these events, contact the Partnership at (910) 997-3773.