The Week of the Young Child™, which will be celebrated April 24 – 28, is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 80,000 members and a network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates.
The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to 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. The ASI Children’s Center will be celebrating the Week of the Young Child™ with their annual Day on the Quad event. On Thursday, April 27th from 9am through 2pm, teachers, staff, children and parents will gather under the canopy of trees between Capistrano Hall and the Library Quad. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers will engage in a variety of activities showcasing the breadth of educational experiences provided to the children, including art, music, books, science exploration, creative manipulatives, and climbing structures. The children’s typical daily activities will be conducted “in the Quad” to increase the campus community’s awareness of the Center and how it supports many student parents’ ability to successfully pursue their academic degrees as well as students’ use of the Center for employment and academic internships.
The Children’s Center is an exemplary program which models current principles and practice in child development, and is nationally accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Center is committed to affordable, dependable and convenient childcare for students, faculty and staff. Programs and services support the academic and personal endeavors of the Sac State community by serving the needs of families and promoting academic experiences in the area of early childhood education. In addition to child care services, internships and student employment allow students the opportunity to apply the conceptual knowledge that they are learning in their class to real life situations in a child’s classroom.