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COC to host ‘Children’s Play Day’ April 25

Posted: April 1, 2009 1:27 a.m.
Updated: April 1, 2009 11:00 a.m.
 
In honor of the Week of the Young Child, College of the Canyons will hold a sixth annual Play Day on April 25.

The day will offer free, developmentally appropriate activities for children in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, including storytelling, arts and crafts, music, an obstacle course, as well as math and science activities.

"The Play Day provides quality play experiences for children while bringing our community together," said Wendy Ruiz, associate director of infant/toddler programs at the college's center for Early Childhood Education and Santa Clarita co-chair of the Southern California Valley Association for the Education of Young Children, which is sponsoring the event along with local childcare programs.

"This event is the perfect opportunity for children to spend quality time with their parents and remain active and engaged," said Ruiz.

The play day will be held in the Honor Grove at the College of the Canyons Valencia Campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Parents are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and participate in many activities from painting, to obstacle courses and music, said Ruiz.

Free water bottles will be available throughout the day.

Established in 1971 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association, the Week of the Young Child focuses public attention on the needs of young children and their families and recognizes the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

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