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Jennifer Gill, Superintendent
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ELC celebrates Week of the Young Child

April 11, 2016

Early Learning Center (ELC) is celebrating The Week of the Young Child from Monday, April 11, to Friday, April 15, with a special theme each day. The theme days are as follows:

Monday: Music Monday. Students will walk in a parade with instruments.
Tuesday: Purple Day. Students and staff wear purple.
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday. Students and staff wear wacky socks and hats.
Thursday: Bubbles Day
Friday: Fantastic Friday Students will walk in an “I am Special” parade.

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.