In collaboration with Durham’s Partnership for Children, Child Care Services Association is celebrating the nationally recognized Week of the Young Child from April 1 to 7, 2023. The Week of the Young Child is a time to focus on early childhood education and celebrate the importance of the early years of a child’s life.
Elaine M. O’Neal, the Mayor of the City of Durham, North Carolina, has officially proclaimed April 1 – 7, 2023, as “THE WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD” in Durham. The proclamation recognizes the exemplary model of collaboration between Durham’s Partnership for Children and Child Care Services Association. It highlights the organizations’ dedication to improving the landscape of early education for Durham residents, benefiting present and future generations.
Durham’s Partnership for Children is a nonprofit organization that serves as the local partnership for North Carolina’s Smart Start Initiative. The initiative aims to ensure that every child in North Carolina has a strong foundation in early childhood development and education. Durham’s Partnership for Children works to support families, child care providers, and community partners to create high-quality early learning experiences for young children.
Child Care Services Association is also a nonprofit organization that supports families and the early care and education workforce in North Carolina. They offer training and technical assistance to child care providers, advocate for policies that support early childhood education, and provide resources for families seeking high-quality child care.
Together, these organizations work to create a strong network of support for young children and their families in Durham. Through their collaboration, they have made significant strides in improving the quality of early education in the community. This has included providing training and resources for child care providers, promoting early literacy, and increasing access to high-quality child care.
The Week of the Young Child is an opportunity to recognize the importance of early childhood education and the critical role that organizations like Durham’s Partnership for Children and Child Care Services Association play in supporting young children and their families. By celebrating this week, Durham residents can join in acknowledging the hard work and dedication of these organizations and the impact they have on the community.
In conclusion, Durham’s Partnership for Children and Child Care Services Association have been instrumental in improving the landscape of early education in Durham. The proclamation of “THE WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD” in Durham recognizes the exemplary model of collaboration between these organizations and urges all residents to recognize their efforts. As we celebrate the Week of the Young Child, let us reflect on the importance of early education and the crucial role that these organizations play in shaping the future of our community.