HCC Child Development Lab celebrates Week of Young Child

April 2, 2018

The Child Development Lab (CDL) at Heartland Community College will be celebrating early learning with the Third Annual CDL Week of the Young Child April 16-20.

The Week of the Young Child is a celebration developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the week is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood program and services that meet those needs.

The celebration begins Monday, April 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a musical parade through the Heartland campus. The parade will kick off (weather permitting) from the CDL with a fun and active sidewalk march around a section of the campus while children develop math, language, and literacy skills through music. 

Activities continue on Thursday, April 19 with the Artsy Thursday CDL Art Show from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Heartland Campus Café. During the week, children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands. The art will be displayed during the show and can be purchased for a donation with proceeds benefiting the CDL art supply fund.

The Child Development Lab at Heartland Community College provides care and education for children ages six weeks to five years. As a lab school, the CDL also provides opportunities for early childhood students needing first-hand experience working with young children.

Written by: Steve Fast