"Early learning experiences are crucial to the growth and
development of young children," said Sarah Puls, Head Start
director. "Week of the Young Child provides opportunities for all of
us to recognize the importance of the early years and to work
together to build better futures for all children."
Week of the Young Child,
early childhood programs across the country -- including Head Start
programs, preschools and elementary schools -- have local fairs,
open houses, political rallies and other activities to bring
awareness of the needs of young children.
Logan County Head Start will have its "Recruitment Round-Up" and
open house at the Logan 1 and 3 site, 721 Wyatt Ave. in Lincoln,
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. This will be a time when families
can come in, see just what CIEDC Head Start has to offer and enroll
their child for the 2006-2007 school year.
There will also be an open house at the Logan 2 Head Start
Center, 200 Centennial Court in Lincoln, on April 7 from 10 a.m. to
noon and from 5 to 7 p.m.
"Young children and their families across the country depend on
quality education and care," said Mark Ginsberg, Ph.D., executive
director of the National Association for the Education of Young
Children. "Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize the
people, programs and policies that are helping to build better
futures for children."
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CIEDC Head Start recommends ways to show that high-quality early
education is the right choice for kids:
Volunteer your time
to work with children and teachers at Head Start, a school or
and programs that help improve professional opportunities and
compensation for teachers and staff.
childhood educators and others who play a vital role in
preparing young children to succeed in school and beyond.
CIEDC, a Community Action Agency, operates the Head Start program
in DeWitt, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard and Piatt counties and
employs 91 early childhood professionals, working together to
improve professional practice and working conditions in early
childhood education and to build public support for high-quality
early childhood education programs.
[News release from Sarah Puls, Head Start director, Central Illinois Economic Development