Children celebrated at college event commemorating national holiday.
In honor of the Week of the Young Child, College of the
Canyons will hold a sixth annual Play Day on April 25.
The day will offer free, developmentally appropriate
activities for children in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, including
storytelling, arts and crafts, music, an obstacle course, as well as math and
“The Play Day provides quality play experiences for children
while bringing our community together” said Wendy Ruiz, associate director of infant/toddler
programs at the college¹s center for Early Childhood Education and Santa
Clarita co-chair of the Southern California Valley Association for the
Education of Young Children, which is sponsoring the event along with local
“This event is the perfect opportunity for children to spend
quality time with their parents and remain active and engaged,” said Ruiz.
The play day will be held in the Honor Grove at the College
of the Canyons Valencia Campus from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Parents are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and participate
in many activities from painting, to obstacle courses and music, said Ruiz.
Free water bottles will be available throughout the day.
Established in 1971 by the National Association for the
Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world¹s largest early childhood
education association, the Week of the Young Child focuses public attention on
the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early
childhood programs and services that meet those needs.