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Originally published: 2013-04-10 12:06:07
Last modified: 2013-04-10 12:06:07

Council to celebrate Week of the Young Child

by Anna Oakes

The Children's Council of Watauga County and others across the nation will celebrate the Week of the Young Child April 14-20.


Sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Week of the Young Child recognizes the needs of young children and thanks educators and others involved in building better futures for all youth.


The Children's Council of Watauga County is the North Carolina Smart Start Partnership for the county; the state-funded initiative supports child care-related health and family support services for infants to 5-year-olds.


Established in 1977, the council offers family support, early literacy programs, child care technical assistance, professional development, community outreach and resources for families and child care providers.


Among other activities, The Children's Council will host a Week of the Young Child luncheon at the Watauga Medical Center conference room on Wednesday, April 17, at noon. A panel of early childhood experts will discuss the importance of a child's first 2,000 days.


RSVP to reserve a seat at the luncheon by calling (828) 262-5424.