Red Rocks Community College News Release

More info: Kim Rein
April 08, 2011

RRCC Celebrates National Week of the Young Child: EARLY YEARS ARE LEARNING YEARS

LAKEWOOD, CO – Red Rocks Community College is bringing faculty, staff, students, and the community together for children during the Week of the Young Child (April 11-17, 2010). As part of the national Week of the Young Child celebrated across the country, RRCC is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives.

“All young children need and deserve high-quality, early learning experiences that will prepare them for life, and RRCC has a great opportunity to do our part to help young children,” said Janiece Kneppe, instructor, Early Childhood Education.  

The schedule of events for the RRCC celebration, Monday through Wednesday of next week, is as follows:

April 11 (Grand Foyer)
9 a.m. Opening Ceremonies with official proclamation:  Lakewood Mayor – Bob Murphy

9:20–11:30 a.m.  Read Me a Story – Story time
Guest Readers: Mayor Murphy, Pat Bolton, Michele Haney, Darlene Marshall, Joseph Sanchez, Jacquie Stanton, Wayne Caruolo, Linda Boettcher

5:30–8 p.m. RRCC/ECE Open House: The Bookies Bookstore, 4315 E. Mississippi Ave., Denver

April 12 (Community Room and Bridge)
11 a.m.            Presentation – Sarah Mikelos, ECE student-Physical activities with young children
11:30 a.m. Healthy snacks and nutrition resources on the Bridge

April 13 (Great Hall)     
10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.  How Do You Play?  Interactive centers of play and exploration for all to enjoy

All activities are free and the public is welcome.

Red Rocks Community College is an affiliate of NAEYC, the largest organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of early education programs for children birth through age eight. Founded in 1926, NAEYC has nearly 90,000 members and a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional affiliates.


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