The Week of the Young Child

During the week of April 15 – 19, YWCA McLean County recognized our NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation by celebrating the Week of the Young Child. The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. The 2013 Week of the Young Child theme was Early Years Are Learning Years®.

Child Care was BUSY providing fun activities for our students, parents and staff. Check out some of the fun things YWCA did to celebrate this important week!

Image“Teachers & Parents Go Together Like Milk & Cookies!” All students, parents and staff were invited to celebrate on Monday with a tasty treat! 

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On Tuesday, Corney from the Normal Cornbelter’s Corn Crib visited YWCA to play with our students and encourage physical fitness! 

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Wednesday was dedicated to celebrating diversity. Our students made creative “I Am Unique” art projects and learned about diversity. 

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Promoting Literacy was the fun topic for Thursday! Our students were read to by both a Bloomington Police Officer and Bloomington Fire Fighter! 

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On Friday, YWCA wrapped up the Week of the Young Child with a celebratory dance party in the gym! 

Thank you to all YWCA staff, students and parents who participated in the Week of the Young Child! To learn more about this important week, visit http://www.naeyc.org/woyc.

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