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Week of the Young Child Highlights Needs of Children in Monterey County

April 1st, 2005

The Monterey County Child Care Planning Council, along with hundreds of local organizations around the nation, will celebrate the Week of the Young Child, April 3-9. The theme is Children's Opportunities -Our Responsibilities.

The weeklong celebration honors the more than 35 million children from birth through age eight in the United States, and the families, teachers and other adults who help children make the most of the opportunities of their early years.

Research and experience clearly show that children's earliest years are crucial learning years, said Linda Taylor, director of the Child Development Center at Hartnell College and one of the local organizations sponsoring activities during the Week of the Young Child.

Click here for a list of activities planned throughout Monterey County to celebrate the Week of the Young Child. The programs are sponsored by the Monterey County Child Care Planning Council, an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the largest organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of early education programs for young children.