Month of the Young Child observed with special events
SUMMIT COUNTY<Month of the Young Child is set for April each year. It is an annual national celebration to focus public attention on young children and their families, particularly the need for quality early-childhood programs. MOYC goals are to build public understanding and support for the essential role that quality programs play in the development and education of children.A few highlights of this year1s MOYC celebration include a children1s art show to be held at the County Commons beginning Monday, April 1 through the end of the month. This also is sponsored by the Summit County Arts Committee.MOYC organizers also will feature a special presentation of Captain Brain Gym at the Frisco Library in celebration of National Book Week, sponsored by the Summit County Libraries.The Summit Child Care Association (SCCA) is sponsoring a special training workshop for parents, teachers and providers. Nationally renowned storyteller Opalonga Pugh will do an educational training from 9:30 a.m. until noon April 13. Refreshments will be served, beginning at 9 a.m. Child care will be provided from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for the training, then at 11 a.m. Pugh will do a special storytelling performance for children and families.The training workshop and entertainment will take place at the County Commons in Frisco.Pugh also will be doing a workshop at the Community Center for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program on Friday, April 12. Reservations must be made for this event.All the county libraries will feature a special puppeteer to observe the month. The recreation centers ware planning special events as well. There will be several parenting workshops and trainings throughout the month.Please check the paper1s calendar of events for times and locations of all of the special Month of the Young Child events throughout April.
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