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APS Celebrates Week of the Young Child
Annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children focuses public attention on the needs of young children and their families and recognizes early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
April 24, 2012
The APS/Albuquerque Early Childhood Collaborative is celebrating the Week of the Young Child April 22-28 by sharing tips and links for building nurturing parent, child and teacher relationships.
Tips for parents include:
- Keep contact information up-to-date with your child’s school
- Volunteer in the classroom or at the school
- Share your special interests or talents with the class
- Participate in parent meetings and activities
- Be available for conversations with the teacher
- Show respect to others so you will also be respected
- Take time to get to know your child's teachers.
The Office of Early Childhood also suggests:
- Take time to be outside with young children. That is how they gain an appreciation for the wonder of nature.
- Demonstrate a healthy lifestyle and teach young children how to take care of themselves.
- Help children understand the value of education by developing a relationship with their teachers and school.
- Make sure community leaders know how important it is to value children, lending them a voice.
- Read to young children, which helps them become readers.
Some websites for parents and community members to visit in support of early childhood education and support include:
- The APS Office of Early Childhood
- The New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Chilldren
- The UNM College of Education Family Development Program
- New Mexico Early Childhood Community
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention