A preschool teacher engages students in a lesson.
GODFREY | Faith Lutheran Preschool asks Godfrey to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child April 12-18.
As part of the national Week of the Young Child celebrated across the country, Godfrey is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives.
“Young children need and deserve high-quality early learning experiences that will prepare them for life, and Godfrey has a great opportunity to do our part to help young children,” Preschool Director Tracy Wiggenhorn said. “Week of the Young Child is a time for Illinois to recognize that early years are learning years for all young children.”
The preschool will hold an open house from noon to 2 p.m., with an Easter Egg hunt at 1 p.m., on Sunday, April 12, at their facility at 6809 Godfrey Road, Godfrey. There will also be an exhibit of current preschool students’ artwork at Alton Square Mall from April 12 to 18. Both events are free and open to the public.
Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the country, including child care and Head Start programs, preschools, and elementary schools, to hold activities to bring awareness to the needs of young children.
Young children and their families depend on high-quality education and care, which help children get a great start and bring lasting benefits to Illinois. Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy, and to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early childhood education to young children.