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Fun-filled Activities Focus on Education, Health & Fitness for Week of the Young Child April 14-20

A full slate of fun, educational and healthy activities is planned to celebrate Week of the Young Child, April 14-20, at Metropolitan Family Services Children’s Centers. Children will enjoy engaging activities from obstacle courses, Multicultural Food Day and calming classroom techniques to Family Math Night and exploration of culture and the arts.

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This special week brings public attention to the needs of young children and their families and the importance of early childhood programs and services. This year’s theme is Early Years Are Learning Years®.

“Today, we know more than ever before that children in quality early learning programs do better in school, get into less trouble as adolescents, and even earn more money as adults,” said Jennifer Alexander, Program Director. “The Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize that creating learning opportunities for the youngest in our society is a responsibility we all share, just as all of society reaps the resulting rewards.”

At Metropolitan Family Services, we empower children to learn. Our programs promote academic achievement and social and emotional development among children. Our three early childhood education centers, which serve children of families meeting federal poverty guidelines, report they are within 92% to 99% of the national normative data for literacy, social/emotional, mathematics and cognitive development.

A complete schedule of special events for the week at our Midway Children’s Center & Head Start, and North Children’s Center is here.