NBT Celebrates Week of the Young Child
Every year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children sponsors this celebration to highlight the importance of meeting the developmental needs of children.
At the end of April, New BrunswickTomorrow (NBT) with its partners, Elijah’s Promise, New Brunswick Public Schools, and Community Childcare Solutions, celebrated Week of the Young Child.
The continuum of care provided by New Brunswick Tomorrow and its partners ensures children can achieve the highest levels of education, employment, health, and self-sufficiency as adults. Children and Youth programs and services are shaped by children being born healthy, preparing them for school, keeping them in school, providing healthy environments, and developing self-sufficient adults. The Week of the Young Child focuses on youth in those early stages of development. Our partners throughout the week shared developmentally appropriate activities for parents to do with their children that help them foster skills necessary to thrive as they prepare for school. While helping parents provide a great home environment, it is important for children to grow in a classroom environment where they can be provided with developmentally appropriate learning.
The Week of the Young Child celebration that was held on Sunday, April 2outside of Elijah’s Promise started off with breakfast provided to attendees byElijah’s Promise. A number of fun activities were provided by our partners, from balloon animals to arts & crafts to slime-making, families were offered fun and engaging activities at every turn. Along with the excitement, the main highlight of the event was the promotion of New Brunswick’s universal preschool, answering parents’ questions, and registering families for NewBrunswick’s universal preschool. Early childhood education is vital to continue to set students up on the path to success to keep them in school and develop self-sufficient adults.
The Week of the Young Child celebration brought together the community to better meet the needs of all young children and their families.