Faculty, staff and students from Nash Community College and the Betsy B. Currin Child Development Center celebrated The Week of the Young Child April 7-11.
The annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children focuses public attention on the needs of young children and their families and the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. NCC Betsy B. Currin Child Development Center students planted a “pinwheel for prevention” garden to kick off the National Association for the Education of Young Children Week of the Young Child and to raise awareness about child abuse.
The Child Development Center opened its doors in August 1999 and serves children from birth through five years old from families of college employees, students and the community. The Five-Star licensed center operates Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Early Childhood Education college students work with the young students in a real-world lab setting enabling them to acquire valuable skills through observation and interaction with children and experienced teachers.