Local Interest Article courtesy of St.Mary’s Little Lambs:
The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association. This year the Week of the Young Child was celebrated April 24th-29th.
Fun theme days and marching in a parade were the highlights of this year’s Week of the Young Child for the children at St. Mary’s Little Lambs in Port Jervis. On Monday, April 24th the school marched in the annual Port Jervis Week of the Young Child Parade, along with the children from Candy Cane Preschool. Approximately, 75 children and adults marched through the streets of Port Jervis 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. Port Jervis Youth Detective Scott Robertson stopped at intervals along the parade route to instruct the children on safety rules.
After the parade, “Officer Scott” gave the children a tour of the police department and gave them a tour of a police car and the Port Jervis Police Department UTV.
St. Mary’s Little Lambs
Early Childhood Learning Center
44 Ball Street, PO Box 712
Port Jervis, New York 12771
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