Harnett Partnership For Children Joins Celebration Of Week Of The Young Child

• Glow in the Dark Yoga for kids April 27 at the Angier Depot.

The Harnett County Partnership for Children is joining hundreds of other organizations around the country to celebrate the Week of the Young Child April 24-28.

The Harnett County Partnership for Children celebrates young children during the month of April as part of the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child annual event. 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.

Hundreds of early education programs around the country, including child care and head start programs, preschools and elementary schools, will celebrate Week of the Young Child in different ways. The Harnett County Partnership for Children is planning an entire month full of activities in order to fully recognize all those important in the lives of young children to include:

• Advocating on Behalf of Young Children — The Partnership will recognize local investors for their dedication of time and resources to serve Harnett County children and their families. Elected officials will proclaim April 24-28 as Week of the Young Child.

• Promoting Healthy Beginnings — Pinwheel Gardens at the Department of Social Services of Harnett County in Lillington to promote awareness and prevention of child abuse and neglect. Wear blue to show support!

• Fostering an Early Love for Reading — Local Leaders read to children in child care facilities during our third annual Leaders for Readers event.

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child Thursday, April 27, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Angier Depot. There will be “Glow in the Dark Yoga” for children ages 3-5 years old. To register, call (910) 893-2344. There also will be food, ice cream, bounce house, Safe Kids of Harnett County, registration for the Imagination Library, Touch a Truck and more.

Harnett County Partnership for Children is a member of NAEYC, the largest organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of early education programs for children birth through age 8. Founded in 1926, NAEYC has nearly 80,000 members and a national network of more than 300 local, state and regional affiliates.

For more information about Week of the Young Child events in Harnett County, visit www.harnettsmartstart.org.

The Harnett County Partnership for Children, a 501 (c) (3), public/private organization dedicated to increasing learning and healthy development of children birth to age 5 in Harnett County. For more information, contact (910) 893-2344 or www.harnettsmartstart.org.



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