The Week of the Young Child

Submitted by Laura McDermott '10 on May 3, 2010

gseap_young_child1As part of the celebration of the “The Week of the Young Child” sponsored by the National Association for the Education for Young Children, an art display of paintings created by children of Fairfield University’s Early Learning Center was set up on the first floor in Canisius. “The Week of the Young Child,” which started April 11 and lasted until April 18, is designed to focus public attention to the needs of children and their families, and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

Each year during “The Week of the Young Child,” teachers at the Early Learning Center plan gseap_young_child2special activities for the children and their families. The art exhibit is a way of making the children a part of the University community. Some other activities that took place during the week included:

  • Creative story telling provided by Samantha Kulish, a professional who works in children’s theatre
  • Movement and dance with the children directed by Rhonda Trust-Schwartz, one of ELC’s parents and a Visiting Instructor in Communication
  • An ice-cream social
  • A visit by the Maritime Center Aquarium with sea animals, including crabs and sea stars

The Fairfield Early Learning Center here on campus wishes everyone to know that the Center’s children are part of the University community and that they can contribute to Fairfield’s living and learning on campus.

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