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Step by Step to take part in Young Child Week

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Step By Step Child Care Center kids are pictured last year as they prepare to launch their balloons during Week of the Young Child. This year, the annual celebration will be held April 12-16.

Step By Step Child Care Center will participate in the Week of the Young Child, April 12-16. The theme this year is “Early Years Are Learning Years.”

Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families. It also aims to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

NAEYC recognizes that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life.

The Week of the Young Child is a time to plan how we will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.

Step By Step has many activities planned for this week, such as a balloon launch, a parents day and community leaders reading to the children.

If community members would like to participate in any way, please contact Kim or Lori at Step By Step at (815) 941-1122.


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