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Week of the Young Child April 23
Media Contact Information:
Alicia Gonzalez
(818) 409-6604
or (818) 800-3113
gonzala1@ah.org

Week of the Young Child: Children from the Glendale Adventist Medical Center Community Children's Center Will Gather For "Stretchin" Day April 26

Week of the Young Child is a national time to raise awareness about the education of young children

WHAT: In a collaborative effort to raise awareness and celebrate Week of the Young, Glendale Adventist Medical Community Children's Center will host a week of events April 23 - 27. The Theme is "Let's Move," an initiative spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama to end childhood obesity and support healthier habits for children.

The Children's Center pre-schoolers already engage in many physical activities; however, this week on Thursday, April 26, they will be participating in "Stretchin" Day, where the children will be learning very basic yoga poses and breathing exercises- from basic poses for infants to a 15-pose cycle in the pre-kindergarten class.

WHY: Week of the Young Child, held this year the week of April 22 - 28, is a national time to raise awareness about the education of young children and in recognition of the professionals that work diligently to provide quality child care programs within local communities. All young children need and deserve high-quality early learning experiences that will prepare them for life.

Other events that the children will participate during the week include

Monday, April 23 - Get Shakin Day, the classrooms will make music with instruments and dance the day away.

Tuesday, April 24 - Overcoming Obstacles Day, playground obstacle courses will be set up with varied degrees of difficulty.

Wednesday, April 25 - Play Ball Day, the classes will set up games that include lots of balls inside and outside.

Friday, April 27 - Nature Fun Day, Families, children will celebrate nature by going on walks.

WHERE: Glendale Adventist Medical Center Community Children's Center 1911 Waltonia Drive, Montrose