The Drew Hamilton Center Celebrates Week of the Young Child

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The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration in April sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Week of the Young Child was first established in 1971 to bring attention to the needs of young children and their families and for communities to plan on ways to better meet these needs. Also during this week early childhood programs and educators are recognized for their work. In the United States, approximately 13 million infants, toddlers and preschool children are in non-parental day care.

At The Children’s Aid Society, we recognize that the early childhood years are the most critical for laying the foundation for children’s success academically and throughout life. The Drew Hamilton Center in Harlem celebrated its youngsters by displaying their talents as authors, illustrators and actors. The children also honored their teachers with certificates.