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COC Sets April 16 As Play Day For Families

COClogoIn honor of the Week of the Young Child, College of the Canyons and the Southern California Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (SCVAEYC) will host the eighth annual "Play Day," offering a free day of fun and developmentally appropriate activities for children in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Antelope valleys.

Established in 1971 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Week of the Young Child helps bring attention to the needs of young children and their families.


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The goal of the College of the Canyons Play Day is to bring the community together by providing high-quality, developmentally stimulating play experiences that children and families throughout the community can enjoy.

This free annual event also provides families with young children an opportunity to explore the many valuable resources that are available to them both at the college and in the community.

Presented by the SCVAEYC and co-sponsored by College of the Canyons, Play Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in the COC Honor Grove, located on the college’s Valencia campus.

“I look forward to this event each year,” said Wendy Ruiz, director of Infant/Toddler programs at the college’s Center for Early Childhood Education and co-chair of Week of the Young Child SCVAEYC. “The annual Play Day is a wonderful opportunity for families to spend quality play time together, and provides a day of free fun for infants, toddlers and school-age children alike.”

Parents are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or visit one of the event’s food vendors and participate in the day’s lineup of activities including arts and crafts, music, storytelling, obstacle courses, karate demos, gymnastics, soccer, math and science activities and more.

For more information about Play Day at College of the Canyons please contact Wendy Ruiz at (661) 644-2752 or wendy.ruiz@canyons.edu.