Let's celebrate children - this week, every week
After experiencing the Fond du Lac Mini Powwow last week, one is reminded exactly why young children deserve to be celebrated. The Week of the Young Child, April 21-28, aims to do just that. Sponsored by the National Association for the Education...
After experiencing the Fond du Lac Mini Powwow last week, one is reminded exactly why young children deserve to be celebrated.
The Week of the Young Child, April 21-28, aims to do just that.
Sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the annual festivities 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. This year's theme is "Building Better Futures for All Children."
The mini powwow seemed to exemplify this theme perfectly as children from infants to seven years old took part in cultural traditions in a community event created just for them.
Watching these very young people looking so proud in their regalia - jumping, spinning, jingling and twirling individually and together - couldn't help but have a positive affect on the adults there as well.
The kids were the catalyst for bringing parents and spectators together, giving them common ground from which to share smiles and start conversations.
As part of the celebration this week, Fond du Lac Head Start is inviting each student to bring someone they love to school on Thursday, April 26. Guests are welcome to join students in their classrooms for projects and lunch.
Head Start believes better futures for children are built on partnerships between families and programs. Placing children front and center and surrounding them with supportive community members in a celebration can only put them on the road to a better future.