The Early Childhood Learning Center asks Cherokee to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child (April 20-24, 2009). As part of the national Week of the Young Child, Cherokee is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children's lives.
"All young children need and deserve high-quality early learning experiences that will prepare them for life, and Cherokee has a great opportunity to do our part to help young children," said Emily Shuberg, on-site director of The Early Childhood Learning Center. "Week of the Young Child is time to recognize the importance of early learning for all young children, and to bring Cherokee together to help give all young children a great start."
Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the country, including child care and Head Start programs, preschools and elementary schools, to hold activities to bring awareness to the needs of young children.
Young children and their families depend on high-quality education and care, which help children get a great start, and bring lasting benefits to Cherokee. Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy, and to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early childhood education to young children.