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Weeklong events celebrate young child

Lawrence County Early Childhood Academy asks Lawrence County to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child through Saturday.

As part of the national Week of the Young Child celebrated across the 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 Lawrence County, Ohio has a great opportunity to do our part to help young children” said Sharon Daniels, LCECA Director. “Week of the Young Child is a time for Lawrence County, Ohio to recognize that Early Years are Learning Years for all young children.”

Lawrence County Early Childhood Academy operates the following sites throughout the county. They include: Chesapeake Early Childhood Education, Dawson-Bryant Head Start, Deering Early Childhood Education, Fairland Early Childhood Education, Getaway Head Start/Childcare, Ironton Head Start, Ironton Early Childhood Education, Ohio University Southern Child Development Center, Proctorville Head Start/Childcare, South Point Early Childhood Education, South Point Head Start/Childcare, Sybene Head Start, Symmes Valley Head Start and Symmes Valley Early Childhood Education.

Week of the Young Child sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the county, 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 Lawrence 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.

Lawrence County Early Childhood Academy has many 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.

Lawrence County Early Childhood Academy is an affiliate of the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the largest organization of early childhood educators and other dedicated to improving the quality of early education programs for children birth through age 8. Founded in 1926, NAEYC has nearly 80, 000 members and a national network of more than 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates.


Some of the activities planned during the week at various sites are as follows:

Parades, Rock Hill and Symmes Valley Marching Bands, Balloon Launches, Field Day, Recycling Day, Transportation Day, Mark Wood Fun Show, Greg Goode Face Painting, KDMC Stuffy, El Hasa Shriner Hillbilly Clan, Parent Appreciation Day, Make It, Take It Day, Earth Day, Kindergarten Field Trip, CAO Community Partners and much much more!


Children and families who are enrolled at any of the locations are encouraged to contact your center for the events scheduled during the Week of the Young Child.