Care center celebrates young children


Neighbors | Submitted.Cardinal Mooney students, from left, Nick Lyras, Maureen Driscoll and Tessa Napolitano helped with pet day in the Kindergarten Readiness II class. .


Neighbors | Submitted .Nicholas DiPasqua of Poland enjoys Auntie Anne's during the Poland-Boardman Child Care Center's celebration of the Week of the Young Child.


Neighbors | Submitted.Students, from left, Sawyer Zuch (Boardman), Samantha McKenzie (Poland), Kennedi McVittie (Poland), Noah Minehart (Poland) and Nicholas Volpini (Poland) went “under the sea” for a day of water play and ocean exploration.

The Poland-Boardman Child Care Center celebrated the National Week of the Young Child from April 14-20 by hosting special events for the children.

Some of the events included under the sea day, pet day, beach day, a campout, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, “I Am Special” celebration, pizza party, a special visit with Poland library storyteller, a special visit with Poland police chief Russ Beatty and an ice cream party.

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is 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. This year’s theme for the Week of the Young Child was “Early Years are Learning Years.”

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