Johnston County Proclaims April 10-16 As The Week Of The Young Child

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Week of the Young Child. Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children’s earliest years in shaping their learning and development. Yet, never before have the needs of young children and their families been more pressing.

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North Carolina’s future prosperity depends on a shared commitment to quality in the early care and education of its youngest citizens. In recognition, the Johnston County Commissioners, have proclaimed April 10-16 as the Week of the Young Child.

The Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize that children’s opportunities are our responsibilities, and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences the type of early environment—at home, at child care, at school, and in the community—that will promote their early learning.

The Partnership for Children of Johnston County (PFCJC) is a non-profit organization that has worked for 23 years to improve the safety, health and emotional well-being of young children by enhancing the quality of childcare and supporting strong families.

Together we will improve the economic sustainability of Johnston County, ensuring that its future workforce is prepared for success in school and life.

-PFCJC Release