The Swain family attended the Children's Art Show reception.
Pictured are Matthew, Courtney, and their children (from left to right), Logan and Macon, who proudly displayed their art.
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.
Children from local schools, childcare centers, pre-k classrooms, and homeschoolers had their artwork displayed from April 5 - 18. A reception for families and the community was held on Thursday, April 11 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
According to Christie Honeycutt, Associate Dean of Health & Public Services, “The Children's Art Show is a valuable event for Stanly County. We need to encourage our children to embrace the arts. Art can have a profound effect on a child’s development. Appreciation of art encourages exploration, self-expression, imagination, and creativity. The SCC Early Childhood Education department is very thankful to be part of this event and work.”
EMSI noted that there are 538 childcare services in the Charlotte region and employment within this category is expected to grow nearly 3.5% 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.