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College honors national Week of Young Children

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Weatherford College Education Department and Early Childhood Development Program will join others across the country in celebrating the national Week of the Young Child April 14-20. As part of observances across the country, WC will host a day-long series of workshops designed specifically for child care professionals Saturday, April 13.

WC’s “Teaching and Teachers Matter” program will be in the Doss Student Center on WC’s Weatherford campus, 225 College Park. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., and cost is $25, which includes lunch. Sessions begin at 9 a.m.

During opening remarks, Weatherford Mayor Dennis Hooks will issue an official city proclamation declaring April 14-20 the Week of the Young Child in Weatherford.

Workshops will include:

Session One: 10 a.m. to noon, “Teachers Make Play Matter”

Session Two: noon to 1 p.m., Lunch catered by Pizza Place and “Burnout: The Warning Signs”

Session Three: 1 to 3 p.m., “Teaching Matters Through Play”

Session Four: 3 to 4 p.m., Wrap-up and Q&A

The WC Early Childhood Development program is an affiliate of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the largest organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of early education programs for children birth through age 8.

Founded in 1926, NAEYC has more than 80,000 members and a national network of more than 300 local, state and regional affiliates.

For information, contact Linda Briant at lbriant@wc.edu or 817-598-6446.

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