Child Development Learning Center celebrates 7th annual "Week of the Young Child"

Monday, April 23, 2007

ORANGEBURG – The SC State University Child Development Learning Center, in conjunction with the S.C. Association of the Young Child will celebrate its seventh annual “Week of the Young Child,” April 23-27, 2007.

Orangeburg County and surrounding area child care centers and Head Start programs have been invited to a community celebration, Monday, April 23, at 10 a.m. at the Oliver C. Dawson Stadium. About 800-900 children and volunteers are expected to attend. Planned activities include storytelling, music and movement and face painting.

Other activities for the “Week of the Young Child” include:

Exploring the Arts (Tuesday, April 24 – 10 a.m.) –
Children will explore visual arts by visiting the Miller F. Whittaker Library and the Prince of Orange Mall, where featured artists from the Child Development Learning Center will have their works on display.

Reading Under the Rainbow and Story Book Parade (Wednesday, April 25) –
Parents, community leaders and other friends of the Child Development Learning Center are invited to share a favorite children’s story until 12 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., children will be dressed as their favorite storybook characters for a parade.

Cultural Food Fair/A Taste of Cultures (Thursday, April 26) – At this global sharing opportunity, families will be exposed to a variety of foods from different cultures during this food fair. Sponsored by Guinyard Johnson Cuisine.

Trike-a-thon and Family Field Day (Friday, April 27 – 9 a.m.) – Trike-a-thon and Family Field Day at Felton Field.

For additional information, contact SC State’s Child Development Learning Center at (803) 536-7150 or email slittlej@scsu.edu.

The South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC) is an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC boasts over 100,000 members. All around the State of South Carolina, the 1,000-plus SCAEYC members bring members of their communities together to celebrate the importance of our children. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Building Better Futures for All Children.”