College of the Canyons and the Southern California Valley Association for the Education of Young Children will cap off the nationally celebrated Week of the Young Child this April by hosting its ninth annual “Play Day” of free fun and developmentally appropriate activities for all children to enjoy.
The goal of the College of the Canyons Children’s Play Day is to bring the community together for high quality, developmentally stimulating play experiences, including arts and crafts, live music, storytelling, obstacle courses, karate and soccer demonstrations, gymnastics and math and science activities. They hope to provide 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.
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“I look forward to seeing the smiling faces of parents and children at 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. “Our hope is to provide local families with a day of free fun in a safe and nurturing environment that infants, toddlers and school-age children will all enjoy.”
In all, nearly 50 local non-profit groups and organizations dedicated to child and family services are expected to participate in this year’s Play Day. Food vendors will be available at the event, but attendees are also welcome to bring a picnic lunch and settle in under the shade for the day’s lineup of activities
College of the Canyons Children’s Play Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 28, in the COC Honor Grove, located on the college’s Valencia campus.
Parking will be free for this event, available in college lots 5, 6 and 7, located off Rockwell Canyon Road adjacent to the campus’ tennis courts.