In celebration of the upcoming Week of the Young Child (WOYC), I would like to take a moment to celebrate our youngest scholars! The WOYC is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to focus public attention on early learning, young children, their teachers, families and communities.
Experiences during the early childhood years, birth through 8, lay the groundwork for success in school and later in life. Ariela Montoya, a student at Two-Way Language Immersion at Barbour, is proof that early childhood teachers leave a lasting impression. "We always learned. At the same time, we always played and never stopped. It was just always fun," Montoya said. Her brother, Sebastian Montoya, remembers the songs they sang in preschool and playing outside with friends.
Even the little things are remembered by our youngest students and create a love for learning many years after their preschool experience. Jamie Ward, a junior at East High School, stated "In our preschool classroom, there was a tent with books and pillows. We would go inside and read. Also, the art area was pretty cool." Jamie is focusing her learning pathway in Human and Public Services and is interested in a career in education.
To our early education community – including teachers, paraprofessionals, collaborative partners, support staff and specialists, school administrators, parent educators, parents, grandparents, childcare workers, and our community – Thank you! Thank you for the work you do each and every day to care for young children and their families through education and support. Your work is important and carries a lasting impact on our hearts and our community. You make a difference!
Join the RPS 205 Early Childhood Program this Saturday, April 6, for a free Family Fun Fair! Click to view the event flyer.
Then join us April 8-12 for a fun-filled journey of early learning on the 205 VIBE. We will publish one blog post each day next week to celebrate the Week of the Young Child.
This blog post is part of a series celebrating the Week of the Young Child.
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