Each of CLC’s programs has put together a schedule so that every day during the Week of the Young Child will have a focus. This will include Work Together Wednesday and Tactile Thursday in Head Start and Early Head Start. “Music” Monday and “Wacky” Wednesday in School Readiness and Artsy Thursday and Fun Day Friday celebrated by Child Development.
Members of the community are invited to get involved!
Share a video with well wishes or an activity that the children in the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs would enjoy by emailing email@example.com. Volunteer to read a story to the children in our School Readiness Program virtually on Tuesday, April 13 which will be Bookworm Tuesday, or any day of the week by emailing, firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer to read a story to children in the Child Development Program on Tuesday, April 13 which will be Read Together Tuesday, by emailing Linda Barge, email@example.com or by calling (203) 653-1335.
Rundown of Events for Head Start & Early Head Start
Music Monday: Learn/Teach a new song with the children Artsy Tuesday: Have children explore their senses through creating shapes with play dough or teach children about drawing different patterns Work together Wednesday: Plan activities that require students to work together and practice social skills Tactile Thursday: Discuss/demonstrate with the children all the important tasks that their hands help them complete Family Fun Friday: Encourage children to draw activities they enjoy doing with their families. Families will be provided a Google Meet link to join their child’s classroom.
Rundown of Events for School Readiness
“Music” Monday: Children will be making their own instruments from recyclable materials and exploring hands-on actual musical instruments including a piano! Classes are also joining in a virtual sing-a-long! Learning new genres of music and having fun with old favorites!
“Friendly” Friday: All classes will participate in a Parade with their banners. Please send your child in wearing their cluster/classroom color. Parade will take place in and around the playground. Children will enjoy a “Popsicle treat”!
Rundown of Events for Child Development
Music Monday: Classes will enjoy a special virtual musical performance with Lizzie Swan of ‘The Swingset Mamas’. The children will also explore musical instruments, listen to different genres of music, sing, dance and create their own music throughout the day! When children sing, dance, and listen to music, they develop their language and early literacy skills while being active and encouraging movement.
Fun Day Friday: A fun filled Friday has the children making kites of their very own. Teachers and children will enjoy time out in the CLC play space flying their kites. A great hands-on way for children to learn how weather conditions influence kite flying. Popsicles will be enjoyed by all!
About Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC)
Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) has been a leader in developing and implementing high-quality and affordable early childhood education and care programs since 1902. All of the nonprofit agency’s eight locations are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) or approved by Federal Head Start. CLC is committed to providing early childhood education for all families, with direct services and programs focused on health, nutrition & family support for children aged 6 weeks – 5 years of age. CLC is grounded in the mission that together, we’ll shape a generation through early childhood education. To learn more, please visit www.clcfc.org.