The event closes a full week of special activities.
WHAT: Texas Tech University's Christine DeVitt and Helen DeVitt Jones Child Development Research Center (CDRC) will close Week of the Young Child™ with a circus-themed event for children and their families. Attendees can participate in carnival-type activities and enjoy snacks. Included in the activities will be a special garden-planting time.
Media are welcome to attend and cover the event.
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Friday (April 20)
WHERE: CDRC playground, 15th Street and Akron Avenue
ABOUT: The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 50 local, state and regional affiliates.
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. NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child™ in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years – from birth through age 8 – lay the foundation for children's success in school and later life.
The CDRC hosts a full week of events for its children:
- Monday (April 16) – Music Monday with musicians from the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts
- Tuesday (April 17) – Doughnuts with Dad
- Wednesday (April 18) – Muffins with Mom
- Thursday (April 19) – Family Picnic
- Friday (April 20) – Circus
CONTACT: Stacy Johnson, director, Christine DeVitt and Helen DeVitt Jones Child Development Research Center, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-4382 or firstname.lastname@example.org