Celebrate Month of the Young Child

Each April, Michigan celebrates Month of the Young Child® (MOYC®). This is a time when communities and individuals recognize the needs and rights of young children and their families.

Since 1971, one week in April has been celebrated nationally as Week of the Young Child. In 1985, Michigan expanded the celebration to the entire month of April, with each week having a specific focus.

The week of April 13th, the Child Development & Education Department will be celebrating the Week of the Young Child with activities each day!

Monday, April 13th – Stop by the Child Development & Education Department Office (room 266 Main) to pick up a purple ribbon to wear in support of the Month of the Young Child

Tuesday, April 14th – Wear purple in support of the Month of the Young Child

Wednesday, April 15 – Stop by the Child Development & Education Department Office (room 266 Main) and enjoy some purple snacks

Thursday, April 16th – Stop by the Child Development & Education Department and donate food or decorate a bag for a sack supper for Kids Food Basket (see link for wish list of items needed http://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/donate/juice-box-drive).

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