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Early Learning Center celebrates Week of the Young Child

April 13, 2015

Springfield Public Schools’ Early Learning Center is celebrating the Week of the Young Child Monday, April 13, to Friday, April 17.

Monday: Music Monday. There will be a parade with musical instruments at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Purple Day. All students and staff are encouraged to wear purple.

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday. Students and staff will dress in wacky socks and hats.

Thursday: Bubbles Day. There will be a bubble blow at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Friday: Fantastic Friday. There will be an I am Special parade at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and a dog show at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association, with nearly 80,000 members and a network of over 300 local, state, and regional affiliates.

The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child™ in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children's success in school and later life. The Week of the Young Child™ is a time to plan how we”as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation”will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.