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Events planned for Month of the Young Child

Posted on April 01, 2013

The Children’s Enrichment Center will host a variety of events throughout April to celebrate the Month of Young Child. The celebration aims to raise awareness about relevant issues impacting young children and families.  

To raise awareness about students who are parents, the center, located on the Allendale Campus, will host “Still...Walking the Talk” on Friday, April 19, from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. CEC Director Sharalle Arnold, staff members and children will walk on campus to raise awareness about the importance of having quality childcare for student parents. The event is cosponsored by the Student Parent Club and is open to the campus community; the deadline to register is April 2 on the CEC website.

A clothing drive to benefit the YWCA in Grand Rapids will take place from April 8-12. Donations can be dropped off at the Children’s Enrichment Center.

The annual children’s art show and reception will take place on Thursday, April 18, from noon-1 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, room 2263.

A workshop for students, faculty and staff members who are dads will take place on Tuesday, April 23, from noon-1 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, room 2264.

Information about additional events can be found at

Month of the Young Child was created by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to support early childhood growth and development. This is the fourth year the Children’s Enrichment Center will participate in the national celebration.

The Children’s Enrichment Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary during the 2012-2013 academic year. Formally called the Children’s Center, the center provides early care and education for children of student parents, faculty and staff members, and community members.

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