Celebrating “Month of the Young Child”

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, “A Caring Place to Go Where Children Discover and Grow!” recently participated in several activities April 25th -29th to celebrate Month of the Young Child™.

The Month of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and was first started in 1971. The purpose of the Month 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 as are offered by Pathfinder Kids Kampus.

This theme for Month of the Young Child™ is Celebrating our Youngest Learners!

Pathfinder Kids Kampus celebrated with week-long activities:

*Music Monday
Sing, dance, celebrate, and learn
through music. Children develop math, language, and literacy skills – and of course, have fun while being active through music!

*Turkey Tuesday
This fun, food-themed day is more than just cheese and turkey. With the rise in childhood obesity, teachers and families can encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom. Cooking together connects with math with literacy skills, science and more.

*Work Together Wednesday
Work together, build together, learn together. When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills.

*Artsy Thursday
Think, problem solve, create:
Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations and create with their hands.

*Family Friday
Sharing family stories and pictures; Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners.

“Early childhood learning from birth to 8 years of age lays the foundation for success in school and in later life,” said Pathfinder Kids Kampus Administrator, Jodie Clark. “Week of the Young Child™ is a time to celebrate young children and also plan how we will better meet the needs of all young children, giving them the best start possible.”