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Stamford celebrates Week of the Young Child

National Week of the Young Child is April 11-15.
National Week of the Young Child is April 11-15. Photo Credit: Cindy Capitani/123RF Stock

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Schools and agencies in Stamford are coming together for National Week of the Young Child, April 11-15.

A kick-off celebration takes place Tuesday, April 12 from 10-10:30 a.m. in the Government Center Lobby, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford.

Agencies involved in marking the week are United Way of Western Connecticut, the Stamford Early Childhood Collaborative, the City of Stamford, the Stamford Public Schools, and The Ferguson Library. 

Throughout the week, numerous activities will be held around Stamford, including story hour at The Ferguson Library from 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the country, including child care and Head Start programs, preschools, and elementary schools, to hold activities to bring awareness to the needs of young children. 

“All young children need and deserve high-quality early learning experiences that will prepare them for life, and Stamford, Connecticut has a great opportunity to do our part to help young children,” said Kim Morgan, CEO of United Way of Western Connecticut. “Week of the Young Child is a time for Stamford, Connecticut to recognize our children and all those who work with them.”

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