Early Childhood Program Helps Host Annual Week of the Young Child Art Show

Early Childhood Program Helps Host
Annual Week of the Young Child Art Show

Jaxon Perez

Jaxon Perez of Tillery Academy proudly displays his cardboard tube rocket.

Albemarle, NC - Stanly Community College's Early Childhood program, along with the Stanly County Partnership for Children and local NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) community leaders, hosted a Children's Art Show in conjunction with the Week of the Young Child. The art show was held at the Stanly County Commons in Albemarle, NC, April 16 – 20.

According to the NAEYC website, “The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration...celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families.”

Children from local schools, childcare centers, pre-k classrooms, and homeschoolers had their artwork displayed for two weeks and a reception for families was held on Thursday, April 19 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

According to Christie Honeycutt, Associate Dean of Health & Public Services, “The Week of the Young Child is also a time to reflect on the importance of the role of early educators in our society, and is a great opportunity for parents to tell their child's early educator ‘thank you’ for the valuable role they play in their child's life.”

EMSI noted that there are 531 childcare services in the Charlotte region and employment within this category is expected to grow nearly 3% by 2028.

Stanly Community College’s Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with all children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse, inclusive learning environments.

Students who earn an Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education will have opportunities to work in a variety of early childhood settings or potentially go further towards a bachelor's degree in Child Development/Early Childhood or the Birth-Kindergarten Licensure. For more information about the Early Childhood program, contact Christie Honeycutt at 704-991-0295 or visit the Early Childhood Education program website.