Celebrating our Youngest Learners Darlington County celebrates National Week of the Young Child™


April 15, 2016 Darlington County Community Action Agency Head Start in partnership with Darlington County First Steps asks Darlington County to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child™ April 15, 2016. As part of the national Week of the Young Child™ celebrated across the country Darlington 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 Darlington County has a great opportunity to do our part to help young children,” said Diane McIver, Education Coordinator “Week of the Young Child™ is a time for Darlington County to recognize that Early Years are Learning Years® for all young children.”

Our event kick-off will be from 9:30am to 1:30pm, April 15, 2016 at Byerly Park (soccer field) 700 Russell Road, Hartsville, South Carolina and is open to the public. 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 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 Darlington 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.

Darlington County Community Action Agency Head Start has a large number of 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.

Founded in 1926, NAEYC has nearly 65,000 members and a national network of more than 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates.

Author: Jana Pye

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