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College of Human Sciences Announces Week of the Young Child

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Date: April 14, 2008

Events Honor Young Children and Those Who Make a Difference

The Christine DeVitt and Helen DeVitt Jones Child Development Research Center (CDRC), in the College of Human Sciences, will participate in events celebrating the Week of the Young Child (April 14-18, 2008) as part of the national celebration across the country. The purpose of the Week is to highlight the benefits of high-quality early education and care, which help children get a great start and bring lasting benefits to the community.

Currently, the CDRC, on the Texas Tech campus, provides educational/developmental programs for approximately 80 families with children from birth through five years of age.

Events include:

April 14th Rally at the Free Speech Area:
CDRC children will pass out “State of Children in the State of Texas” fliers
April 15th Donuts for Dads: Dads will join their children for breakfast and a special reading time.
April 16th Muffins with Moms: Moms will join their children for breakfast and special reading time.
April 17th Teacher and Student Assistant Appreciation Lunch:
Parents provide lunch and gifts for their children’s teachers.

Week of the Young Child is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the country, including child care and Head Start programs, to bring awareness to the needs of young children. The Week of the Young Child aims to educate the community on the importance of early learning and early literacy, and to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early childhood education to young children.

The Christine DeVitt and Helen DeVitt Jones Child Development Research Center currently has 80 early childhood professionals working in professional practice and emulating excellent early childhood education for Texas Tech students and the Lubbock community.

The College of Human Sciences provides multidisciplinary education, research and service focused on individuals, families, and their environments for the purpose of sustaining and enhancing people’s lives.

CONTACT: Georgia Godfrey, coordinator for college development and external relations, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3263, or georgia.godfrey@ttu.edu.