Friday, March 14, 2014
Fair in Ansonia to mark Week of the Young Child
ANSONIA - In celebration of the Week of the Young Child, April 6-12, the Eighth Annual Play & Learn Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 at Warsaw Park, 119 Pulaski Highway.
“We are extremely excited to organize this popular family event for the community again,” said Sharon Kelley, Co-Chair of the Valley Directors Network.
“In years past, we have attracted crowds of over 1,000 people," Kelley said. "This year we want to make this free event even bigger and better than ever.”
The Play & Learn Fair will feature many fun, hands-on activities for children and their parents, including Touch A Truck and many exhibitors.
Early childhood providers will set up learning centers: including, art, blocks, math, music, science, sensory, and more.
An Infant & Toddler play space will be featured along with free snacks and informational handouts.
The theme for the 2014 Week of the Young Child Celebration is, “Early Years are Learning Years.”
This annual celebration is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the world’s largest early childhood education association.
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.
For more information, contact Kelley, Co-Chair of the Valley Directors Network, 203-736-2554 or juldaynursery@sbcglobalnet.
The Valley Directors Network, a collaborative, was founded in 2005 to foster support for children, families, and staff in the field of early care and education.
The group has been responsible for many regional family events and professional development trainings.
Membership currently includes 50 childcare professionals and family support organizations in the lower Naugatuck Valley and surrounding areas.
This is a press release from the Valley Directors Network.
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