The Interagency Council for Families and Children, Calvert County Public Schools, the Calvert County Early Childhood Advisory Council, and other local organizations, in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children, are celebrating the Month of the Young Child.
By calling attention to the need for high-quality, early childhood services for all children and families within our community, these groups hope to improve the quality and availability of such services. Early childcare and education enhances the development experience of the young child. The future of our community and state depends upon the quality of the early childhood experiences provided to our young children today.
The Interagency Council for Families and Children, the Success by 6 initiative of the United Way of Calvert County and other local organizations, in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children will be celebrating the month of April.
The future of our State and communities depend upon the quality of early childhood experiences provided to our youngsters. The commitment to high-quality, early childhood services should be available to all children and their families in our County. By calling attention to this need, these groups hope to improve and expand the availability to all. Research and experience show that the earliest years of our children are the crucial learning years. Local celebrations during Month of the Young Child are designed to build broader support for childhood programs.
On April 9, 2019, the Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed the month of April be known as The Month of The Young Child in Calvert County. They urged all residents to recognize and support the needs of young children in their communities. And they further proclaimed that by their action, the BOCC commended all organizations for providing their superior initiative, leadership ability, support, and commitment for daily vital contributions to children, improving stronger families for the future of children in Calvert County.
Pictured are the children, with their family members, who won the poster contest.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon