College of Human Sciences to Celebrate Week of the Young Child

Written by Erin Hawes

The Child Development Research Center (CDRC) in the College of Human Sciences will celebrate the Week of the Young Child by conducting various activities from April 12-16 at the center.

The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to highlight the benefits of high-quality early education and care, which help children get a great start and bring lasting benefits to the community.

The schedule for the Week of the Young Child will be as follows:

  • · Monday (April 12): Planting plants in the CDRC garden on the playground at 10 a.m. followed by a picnic at 11:30 a.m.
  • · Tuesday (April 13): Muffins with Mom from 7:30 to 9 a.m. 
  • Wednesday (April 14): Doughnuts with Dad from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

  • Friday (April 16):
    • Dance students from the Department of Theatre and Dance will be present to dance for and with the children from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Teacher appreciation luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. followed by a circus on the playground at 3:30 p.m.

There will also be a Scholastic book fair during the week.

Art work, done by children, along with information about Week of the Young Child, will be displayed across campus in the Human Sciences and Education buildings, College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Library along with information about Week of the Young Child.

Week of the Young Child is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the country, including childcare and Head Start programs, to bring awareness to the needs of young children. This celebrated week aims to educate the community on the importance of early learning and early literacy, and to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early childhood education to young children.

This event is open to the public.

CONTACT: Jo Ann Altman, supervisor of college development and external relations, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3264 ext. 259, or joann.altman@ttu.edu.