CCAEYC is sponsoring several events for the MOYC. Banners will be hung in Jamestown and Fredonia announcing the celebration. Children are invited to attend “Marty’s Bubblegum Machine”, a fun-inspired music event that encourages audience participation. Concerts are free and open to the public. Connections North will host the event on April 17th, and Connections South will host the event on April 26th both concerts are from 6-7 pm. A Scholastic Book Fair will be held simultaneously from 4-8pm (cash only please).
Libraries across the county will be hosting MOYC story hours throughout the month, featuring special guest readers. Participants will receive special MOYC pin, cookies and juice. Participating libraries and schedule include:
4/16-Ahira-Hall in Brocton at 6:30pm
4/17- Dunkirk Library at 10:30am
4/19-Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek at 3:00 pm
Darwin Barker Library TBA
Lake Shore Savings and Loan will be hosting a county-wide art show. Artwork and photography from early childhood programs across the county will be featured.
CCAEYC will again be sponsoring a business decorating event. Participating businesses will decorate a specified area ( window, wall or bulletin board) in celebration of the MOYC. Pictures of displays will be uploaded and featured on the Chautauqua Star website. Two winners will be drawn at random. Winners will receive a Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce gift card for $25.00. All participants will receive a certificate and an “Honorable mention” gift.
For information on CCAEYC MOYC events please contact Virginia Miller @ 934-2353
Also Consider being a business or organization that will sponsor the event!
Dear Chautauqua County Business Owner/Manager;
The Month of the Young Child is an annual celebration each April. It is sponsored, primarily by NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children) as well as the local communities in which programs exist for the quality care and early education of young children. The purpose of the MOYC is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families, and to support the early Childhood programs, services, and communities that work to meet those needs.
We propose to highlight Chautauqua as a county that does just that—support its youngest citizens in a way that is exemplary to the rest of the county. We would like to invite you to join your fellow businesses in celebrating Chautauqua County’s youngest citizens through a decorating contest to be held in April. Businesses may choose to decorate a window, bulletin board, or other designated area. The County logo is being provided to you as an insert in this newsletter. You may reproduce it in any size, paint it on your windows, add your own personal message— Be Creative!!!
This year, CCAEYC has partnered with the Chautauqua Star newspaper to bring a closer focus on the Month of the Young Child and the local businesses that support this endeavor. Businesses may upload a photo of their MOYC display to the Chautauqua Star website, or a photo will be taken by the committee and uploaded for you- whichever you prefer. This provides your business with valuable free publicity—as well as showing Chautauqua County that you are a business that cares about the youngest members of our society!!
Registered businesses will receive a certificate of participation, as well as being highlighted in a press release at the end of April. (Great free publicity) Participants will be entered into a random drawing for one of two $25.00 Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce gift certificates that may be used at many Chautauqua County locations. We are proud of our area children, and the many programs and services that our County has to offer them. We are grateful for your support in this celebration and what it means to Chautauqua County.
Virginia M. Miller
Lake Shore Family Center
845 Routes 5 & 20
Irving, NY 14081 716-934-2353
Business Name: —————————————————————————————
Registrations should be received by April 1st.
Send registration form to:
Lake Shore Family Center
845 Rtes. 5&20
Irving, NY 14081
Attention: Virginia Miller Any questions— 934-2353 Virginia Miller
County MOYC Events Sponsored by CCAEYC and local Child Care Providers
Lake Shore Family Center Events
Lake Shore Family Center will be celebrating the MOYC with a sense of environmental awareness this year. “Live Green…Because There’s No Place Like Home…” is the recurring theme that can be found in all of the events planned for the month of April.
Silver Creek mayor, Kurt Lindstrom, will kick start events on April 2nd, by proclaiming the MOYC in a ceremony that will include daycare children, parents, local merchants, clergy, and TLC administration. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
The center will host a “Do it Yourself Depot” on Saturday, April 14th from 10-noon. Children will complete “make it and take it” projects with an environmental focus such as recycled paper, planting seedlings, and creating seed starters from old newspapers. The activity is free and open to the public.
Parent Appreciation Week will be from April 16-20th. Families will be treated at drop-off and pick up to a variety of tasty treats and small gifts. Several drawings will be held for gift baskets throughout the week as well.
Staff Appreciation Week will offer opportunities to “refresh and renew-body, mind, and spirit.” Staff will be treated all week to spa treatments, (using all chemical free ingredients) Healthy treats, Inspirational gifts, and a free Zumba class!
The Center will conclude its month-long events with a pot-luck supper on the 27th. A short film with an environmental focus will be shown. Hands-on stations will offer the opportunity to create your own environmentally-friendly cleaners, beauty products, compost, and baby wipes.
Please contact Virginia Miller for information @ 934-2353
Campus and Community Children’s Center Events
This month focuses public attention on the rights and needs of young children and their families and helps communities understand that every child needs and deserves high quality environments: at home, at child care, at school and in the community.
Here’s a calendar of events to help you and your family celebrate this special month.
April 5 The After School & UPK Extension Programs- Parent & Child Make & Take Craft:
Spend a little extra time with your child at drop off/pick up time and make a special craft with your child.
April 5 The Campus & Community Children’s Center’s 17th Annual Preschool Art Show, 6:00-7:30
Come and see a display of your child’s artwork in a very lovely setting! Admire your child’s portfolio and enjoy the refreshments.
April 9 – BSP, ASP, & UPK Extension Holiday Program – special events held all week!
April 11 The Campus & Community Children’s Center Breakfast at our campus site. The parents/guardians of our enrolled children are invited to join us for breakfast which will be available from 7:30 to 9:00 am.
April 14 The SUNY Fredonia Teachers Club Children’s Fest, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Barker Commons, Fredonia. Spring time activities and crafts planned for the whole family.
April 18 After School and UPK Extension Program Make Your Own Sundae at snack time.
April 18 The Campus & Community Children’s Center Whacky Wednesday. Dress up in your wackiest attire and enjoy the wackiest day ever!
April 19 The Dunkirk Middle School Marauder Steel Drum Band Performance, 3:30 – 4:00 pm. Members of the Dunkirk Middle School Steel Drum Band will be filling the Campus and Community Children’s Center with sounds of the Islands from 3:30 – 4:00 pm. Be sure to wear your Hawaiian shirts!
April 24 The Campus & Community Children’s Center Indoor Picnic. Today at lunch the children will celebrate by having an indoor picnic. Your child may bring their favorite teddy bear, stuffed animal, or doll.
April 24 Before School Parent Breakfast and Parent & Child Make and Take, 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Spend a little extra time with your child at drop off/pick up time to enjoy a tasty breakfast and make a special craft with your child.
April 26 School Age and UPK Extension Program Art Show and Family Night – Fredonia Middle School – 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please come and enjoy a night of games, crafts, and view your child’s artwork. Don’t miss it!
April 27 The Campus & Community Children’s Center Grand Parade Across Campus.
Our parade to the Williams Center will assemble in the play yard at 9:45am with the parade beginning at 10:00 am. Parents and friends are welcome. Please let your child’s teacher know if you plan on attending the parade. A good showing will help the campus see how important quality childcare is for families.
April 30 The Campus & Community Children’s Center “Make Your Own Sundae” at snack time.
Celebrate every young child in your life! Support your child’s development by choosing local quality programs and activities for your young one. Investing in Young Children = Investing in the Future