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Calhoun Community College to Celebrate Week of the Young Child April 10-16; College to Host Child Development Career Fair

4/5/2011

The Child Development program at Calhoun Community College will join programs across the country coming together for children during the Week of the Young Child (April 10-16, 2011). As part of the national Week of the Young Child, Calhoun is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children's lives.

Specifically, Calhoun's Child Development program will host a free child development seminar and career fair on Tuesday, April 12 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the college's Huntsville /Cummings Research Park campus. The program is open to the general public. Among the exhibitors planned for the event are Calhoun, Athens State University, the Department of Human Resources, the March of Dimes, Childcare Education Resources, Even Start, North Alabama Children First, United Cerebral Palsy, the United Way and the Village of Promise.

Presentations will be given by several professionals from the child development and early childhood education arena.  Calhoun staff and counselors will also be available to provide information on admissions, registration, financial aid and the college's Child Development program.

"All young children need and deserve high-quality early learning experiences that will prepare them for life, and Calhoun has a great opportunity to do our part to help young children," said Beverly Stovall, Child Development program coordinator at the college. "The Week of the Young Child is an excellent time for our community to recognize that early years are learning years for all young children," added Stovall.

College officials will also present over 7000 children's books to area Head Start programs which have been collected over the past few months by members of Calhoun's student Child Development Club, the United Way and other community partners.

For more information, call 256-890-4750 or visit the Calhoun website at www.calhoun.edu

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association, with nearly 90,000 members and a network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates. 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Janet Kincherlow-Martin
Director of Public Relations
(256) 306-2561

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