April 9-15 decdlared Week of Young Child

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 15, 2000

April 9-15, 2000 was

designated as the Week of the Young Child with sponsorship nationwide by the National Associaton of Education of Young Children, of Washington, D.C. Locally, the OCAP/ Headstart planned a fun-filled week of family / community – oriented activities.

On Monday, April 10, the children's artwork was displayed at various locations around the city for the citizens to enjoy.

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On Tuesday, a special "StoryTime" was held with both retired teachers and parents serving as readers.

On Wednesday, the Headstart children made a special visit to explore the downtown area.

Thursday April 13th was an extra-special day set aside for the signing by the mayor of the proclamation in honor of the special week.

Approximately 50 people were present, enjoying a colorful balloon launch.

A brunch was later held for community leaders and parents.

On Friday a Staff Appreciation Day was held with parents serving as volunteers.

Special thanks go to Hott Waxx, Wal-Mart, Shoney's, and

Robinson Beauty Supply for allowing the display of the children's artwork, and to all parents, community leaders and friends of our youngsters who helped make this a wonderful week.