Campus Child Care to celebrate Week of the Young Child

NIU football players read to children.
NIU football players read to children.

Campus Child Care will celebrate the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Week of the Young Child, scheduled from Sunday, April 6, through Saturday, April 12.

Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is a time to recognize the needs of young children and thank adults involved in their education and care. Parents, teachers, caregivers and other adults play important roles in the lives of young children, and Week of the Young Child celebrates their efforts.

During this week, Campus Child Care will host a variety of activities and events for children, parents and staff. Faculty, staff and students of NIU are invited to be “Guest Readers” throughout the week for all ages of children.

This WOYC tradition has been a favorite for the children as well as the university community for the past five years with the list of volunteer readers growing each year.

Additional events during WOYC include a Campus Child Care Family Breakfast and Stop, Drop and Paint, where parents and their child can create together at the easel during drop-off or pick-up time.

Finally, Campus Child Care is partnering with Hope Haven, the local homeless shelter for DeKalb County, for a donation drive to provide much-needed supplies to the individuals and families who reside at the shelter.

Week of the Young Child logoEvery adult has opportunities to make a difference and help support young children and early childhood education: Thank an early childhood teacher and others who work to make a difference for children, become educated and aware about issues affecting young children and their families, and recognize the needs of families by adopting family-friendly policies and practices.

Early learning experiences are crucial to the growth and development of young children. Week of the Young Child provides opportunities for all to recognize the importance of the early learning years and to work together to build better futures for all children.

For more information, call (815) 753-0125 or email jboyer@niu.edu.

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