April 14 – 20, 2013
The Week of the Young Child is a great time for parents and child care providers to celebrate their partnership. High quality child care helps parents work without worry, helps providers develop their small businesses, and helps the employers in the community build a stable workforce.
Child care providers nurture and support children. They teach and coach through planned activities that meet children’s needs. Their collaboration with parents ensures that every child arrives at school with the tools to succeed. These early years ARE learning years, and the best programs have a play-based approach. Here are some ways that high quality child care impacts children’s learning:
Talking about everyday things to build language
Asking questions to spark creativity
Building a safe and comfortable learning space
Serving healthy foods to support physical development
Modeling peaceful problem-solving
Developing a sense of competence by repeating activities
The Week of the Young Child is a celebration of the potential of every child. We thank all of the parents and child care providers who work for the success of the children in our community.