Fresno State’s Programs for Children along with the Huggins Center celebrated the annual Week of the Young Child. Children engaged in a week full of festivities heightening their senses, building on their skills and letting their minds explore through creative activities.
The Week of the Young Child is hosted by the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. This year’s festivities were held from April 16–20, 2018. The NAEYC accredits the Kremen School’s Early Childhood Education program along with the Huggins Center. We are proud to participate in the NAEYC’s annual events and celebrations.
Through music, children develop math, language, and literacy skills.
Children from the campus children centers and the Huggins center had a music parade by the Fresno State library. The children marched through the campus, playing music and chanting ‘It’s Week of the Young Child!”.
Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more.
Children prepared healthy snack bags to share with the members in our Fresno State community with the hope of encouraging people to eat healthier.
Work Together Wednesday
When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills.
The day was full of various activities. There was a loose parts play, a children‘s wire sculpture exhibit, and planting activities in the Huggins Garden. Later in the afternoon, a puppetry teacher came to the Huggins Center and made a big dragon puppet with the children.
Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands.
The children created clay sculptures in the Huggins Studio.
NAEYC applauds family members’ role as young children’s first and most important teachers.
For the last day of the Week of the Young Child, there was a family breakfast and collage activity at the campus children center.
If you would like to learn more about the Huggins Center, visit their website.