Celebrate the Young Child

To the Editor:

Young children in the Fairmont and Martin County area deserve the best we can give them. The Week of the Young Child, April 14-20, is a time to remind us that early years are learning years. All children need and deserve high-quality early learning experiences to help them be successful in their future educational endeavors.

The Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize the needs of young children and thank the adults involved in their education and care. Parents, teachers, caregivers and other adults play important roles in the lives of young children, and the Week of the Young Child celebrates their efforts.

We can show support for early learning in our community by promoting early literacy programs, thanking teachers and others who care for our children and working to ensure that our public policies support early learning for all young children.

Roni Dauer

Fairmont Community Education

and Recreation director,

and Fairmont Area Early

Childhood Initiative coordinator