CIEDC Logan County Head Start
celebrates Week of the Young Child
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Events planned throughout week
[April 19, 2007]
CIEDC celebrates the
Week of the Young Child,
April 22-28, to recognize the needs of young children and thank
educators and others involved in the education and care of young
children. Week of the Young Child is celebrated across the country
by hundreds of local organizations working to improve opportunities
for all young children.
"Early learning experiences are crucial to the growth and
development of young children," said Sarah Puls. "Week of the Young
Child is a time when we can work to recognize the importance of
providing early learning opportunities and working to build better
futures for all young children."
Logan 2 Head Start center, at 200 Centennial Court in Lincoln,
will have an open house on Monday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 5
to 7 p.m. On April 27 they will have a "cleanup walk" at 10 a.m.
around the center to help keep the neighborhood clean, followed by a
balloon launch at 10:30. The balloons will have a message about
keeping the earth clean.
The Logan 1 and 3 center, located at 721 Wyatt Ave., will host an
open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 26.
They will also be doing balloon launches at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
These events are a great opportunity for families to come and see
what Head Start has to offer and enroll their child for the
2007-2008 school year. The public is welcome to attend all of these
events and celebrate with the children.
Across the country, young children and their families depend on
quality education and care, which help children to get a great start
and bring lasting benefits for our society as a whole.
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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 a school, community
center, Head Start or child care program.
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 over 80 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.
[Text from file received from Central Illinois Economic Development