There is Mother’s day, Father’s Day, Plant a Flower Day, and even National Pancake Day. There seems to be a day dedicated to everything in life, big and small. But guess who gets a whole week dedicated to them. Young children! The Week of the Young Child is promoted by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), and is held every year in April. This year, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho of Miami-Dade County Public Schools joined the Principal of the Primary Learning Center and his students to enjoy the Week of the Young Child Celebration, hosted by Miami-Dade County Public Schools Office of Early Childhood Programs and the Primary Learning Center. Student, parents, school board employees and community members enjoyed a day full of interactive activities, food, and musical entertainment in celebration of young children. Check out the press release for last year’s event, and remember to join in next year!
Museum staff from the ECHOS (Early Childhood Hands-On Science) project were also on hand at the event to present ECHOS curriculum, lead hands-on activities, and provide small giveaways to each of the 126 students of the MDCPS Primary Learning Center.
Of course Museum staff also made sure everyone at the event knew about the Museum’s Summer Camp and how to sign up. Need a reminder? You can click here to learn more and to register.