Warwick, RI, April 23, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children came together with volunteer Air Guard Sergeants, Providence Firefighters, East Providence Firefighters, and other community workers for a reader program during Week of the Young Child™ (April 10-16, 2016). These Volunteer guest readers accompanied Rhode Island AEYC and read to children in different early care and education programs around the state. The children heard stories and learned about the different workers in their community. In partnership with Books are Wings, each agency donated several books to the early care and education programs participating in the event.
Language and early literacy is extremely important in preparing children to succeed in school. Week of the Young Child™ is a time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy and to celebrate the teachers and systems that bring early childhood education to young children.
Week of the Young Child™, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), brings awareness to the needs of young children and Rhode Island was glad to be a part of this great event.
About Rhode Island AEYC
The Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children is the managing agency for BrightStars. Rhode Island AEYC is the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Rhode Island AEYC and NAEYC are dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for young children.