Celebrating children and those who raise them

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:15

    To the editor: There are more than 35 million children from birth through age eight in this country. The early years are a crucial time for their growth and development and a time when we help children prepare to succeed in school and in life. April 2-8 is “Week of the Young Child,” a time to recognize the needs of young children and to thank the adults involved in their education and care. Parents, teachers, caregivers and other adults play important roles in the lives of young children, and Week of the Young Child celebrates their efforts. Early education programs - including child care, Head Start, preschools and elementary schools - provide crucial learning experiences for many young children. Supporting these programs is the right choice for kids. Every adult in this community has opportunities to make a difference, from volunteering at a local program to supporting efforts that help more young children benefit from quality early education. Week of the Young Child is a good time for all of us to acknowledge the needs of children and to work together to build better futures for all children. Sincerely, Maxine L. Meyer, Director Warwick Day Care Center Inc.