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SCO’s FirstStepNYC Celebrates The Week of the Child

April 29, 2019 / SCO News

At SCO Family of Services, we are no strangers to The Week of the Young Child (WOYC), an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The week-long celebration included five fun-filled themed days that SCO’s FirstStepNYC participated in. This event spotlighted early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities.

Music Monday allowed the children to sing, dance, and listen to music to develop their language of early literacy skills while being active and encouraging movement.

Tasty Tuesday: This fun, food-themed day was about more than just cheese and crackers. Our staff and children had the opportunity to create their own healthy snacks to encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom.

Work Together Wednesday involved helping to weed and clean up the courtyard for spring planting.

On Artsy Thursday, families joined their children to decorate a wall tile. The focus of this day was to create art-focused projects in the classrooms.

Finally, on Father-Figure Friday, the children celebrated and highlighted the important men in their lives.

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