Fort McCoy Child, Youth & School Services program encourages
community participation in the Week of the Young Child from April
19-25 and Month of the Military Child, which is celebrated in April.
CYSS organizations throughout the world are celebrating these events,
as well. As part of the national Week of the Young Child celebrated
across the country, Fort McCoy is honoring young children and all
those who make a difference in childrenís lives.
Fort McCoy installationís CYSS program will hold a number of events
in honor of the month, beginning with the Rising Starís room art
show Monday, March 30, which will be held the entire week in the lobby
of the Child Development Center (CDC), building 1747.
young children need and deserve high-quality early learning
experiences that will prepare them for life, and Fort McCoy has a
great opportunity to do its part to help young children," said
Cindy Storkel, CDC director at Fort McCoy. "Week of the Young
Child is time to recognize the importance of early learning for all
young children, and to bring the Fort McCoy community together to help
give all young children a great start."
Monday, April 1, Freddie the Fire Truck will be coming to read stories
to the Explorer and Discovery rooms with the assistance of the
firefighters. Then on Friday, April 3, Tiny Treasures will have their
annual Spring Fling starting at 3:15 p.m. Families are encouraged to
attend to do some special projects with their child in the classroom.
the week of April 6-10, The Discovery room will be having an art show
in the lobby the entire week. On Friday, April 10 the Explorer room
will be having their annual Spring Fling starting at 3:15 p.m. This
again will be a time for families to come and do special projects with
the week of April 13-17, the Explorer room will be having an art show
in the lobby the entire week. On Friday, April 17, the Discovery room
will be having their annual Spring Fling starting at 3:15 p.m. Several
VIP readers also will come in to read to the children throughout the
the week of April 20-24, the Tiny Treasures room art show will be in
the CDC lobby for the entire week.
Goose will stop by April 22 to read some of her classic stories with
the children. On Friday, April 24 Curt Ladwig of the Fort McCoy Fire
Department also will share special stories with the children.
last week of April, CDC will be focusing on making cards for deployed
Soldiers. A table will be set up throughout the week in the lobby for
families to make special cards for Soldiers. The activities will
conclude with the Rising Starís room doing its annual Spring Fling
starting at 3:15 p.m. for their children and families to come and
participate in some fun family activities.
are just a few of the activities going on during the month of April.
children and their families depend on high-quality education and care,
which help children get a great start, and bring lasting benefits to
Fort McCoy, Storkel said.
of the Young Child is a time to recognize the importance of early
learning and early literacy, and to celebrate the teachers and
policies that bring early childhood to young children.
McCoy Child, Youth & School Services has more than 20 early
childhood professionals working together to improve professional
practice and working conditions in early childhood education, and to
build public support for high-quality early childhood education
programs are open to attendance by members of the Fort McCoy
Fort McCoy Child Development Center is an affiliate of National
Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) of Washington,
D.C., the largest organizations of early childhood educators and
others dedicated to improving the quality of early education programs
for children birth through age eight. Founded in 1926, NAEYC has more
than 80,000 members and a national network of more-than 300 local,
state, and regional affiliates.