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Preschool Lab to Celebrate National Week of the Young Child

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Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Westminster College Preschool Lab is preparing to celebrate the National Week of the Young Child, held April 13 – 17.

“This is a time to recognize the needs of young children and become involved in their education and care,” shares Deborah Roud, head teacher of the Westminster College Preschool Lab. “Parents, teachers, caregivers, and other adults play very important roles in the lives of young children, and this week celebrates those efforts.”

Recognizing the importance of early learning, the week identifies the needs of young children and brings the community together to give all young children a great start in life. Various activities throughout the week include:special lessons in art, healthy eating, physical fitness, working together, problem solving, and storytelling; safety program for parents presented by the New Wilmington Chief of Police; “See Well Bunny” puppet show by the Lawrence County Blind Association; and artwork displayed at First National Bank, New Wilmington Barber Shop, New Wilmington Post Office, and Westminster College’s McKelvey Campus Center.

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.

For additional information about these events or the Westminster College Preschool Lab, contact Melissa Moore, preschool teacher, at or visit Visit for more information about Week of the Young Child.