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Oswego County Celebrates National Week of the Young Child

OSWEGO — The Child Care & Development Council asks Oswego County to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child, April 12-18.

As part of the national Week of the Young Child celebrated across the country, Oswego County is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives.

“All young children need and deserve high-quality early learning experiences that will prepare them for life, and Oswego County has a great opportunity to do our part to help young children,” said Christina Wilson of the Child Care & Development Council. “Week of the Young Child is a time for Oswego County to recognize that Early Years are Learning Years for all young children.”

Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the country, including child care and Head Start programs, preschools, and elementary schools, to hold activities to bring awareness to the needs of young children.

Young children and their families depend on high-quality education and care, which help children get a great start and bring lasting benefits to Oswego County.

Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy, and to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early childhood education to young children.

The Child Care & Development Council, an Affiliate of NAEYC, has 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.

For more information about quality early childcare and learning, assistance finding child care services, or to start a child care business in your home, contact the Child Care & Development Council , a division of Integrated Community Planning, at 343-2344 or 1-855-437-9286 or visit www.icpoc.org