Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Preschool Lab celebrated the Week of the Young Child April 14-20 with a variety of activities to honor young children and those who make a difference in children's lives.
Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize the importance of early learning, to identify the needs of young children, and to bring the community together to help give all young children a great start in life. Parents, teachers, caregivers, and other adults play important roles in the lives of young children. Week of the Young Child celebrates their efforts by sponsoring several events, guest readers, and guest speakers throughout the month of April.
The Westminster College Preschool Lab is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and follows its guidelines for best practices in early childhood education. NAEYC has been a leader in the call for quality early childhood experiences for young children and began celebrating Week of the Young Child in 1971.
Contact Deborah Roud, head teacher at the Preschool Lab, at (724) 946-7174 or visit www.psych.westminster.edu/preschool/ for additional information about Westminster's Preschool Lab. Visit http://www.naeyc.org/woyc for more information about Week of the Young Child.