WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: MDC Homestead Campus, Central Lawn, 500 College Terrace, Homestead, FL 33030
COST: The event is FREE and open to the public.
Miami Dade College's (MDC) Homestead Campus and the School of Education invite the community to celebrate the Day of the Young Child, Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Homestead Campus. Children and families will enjoy a host of early-childhood educational activities with a focus on the mental, physical, and emotional development of children from birth to eight years of age. Health and nutritional resources will also be made available.
This year's theme, Planting Seeds for the Future, is part of a nationwide campaign by the National Association for the Education of Young Children's 2013 Week of the Young Child, which runs April 14-20. Its purpose 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.
"We are proud to host the Day of the Young Child to emphasize the importance of early childhood development," said Dr. Jeanne F. Jacobs, President of the Miami Dade College Homestead Campus. "The early childhood education program at Miami Dade College provides excellent classroom and practical experience, educating our students to become great teachers that make a positive impact on young children."
In honor and memory of the event’s founder, the Beverly Tate Scholarship will be presented for the first time at this event. The scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in education.
For more information, contact Department Chair Dr. John Barimo at 305-237-5134.
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