Partnership For Children Celebrates Week Of The Young Child

JOHNSTON COUNTY – Johnston County Commissioners have declared April 6-12 as the Week of the Young Child. This annual celebration recognizes young children, their families, and the early childhood programs that serve them. Research shows that the brain develops most rapidly in the earliest years of life and that positive interactions with adults, peers, and the environment are essential for cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. However, the needs of young children and families have never been more pressing.

A community’s future prosperity depends on a shared commitment to quality care and education for its children. High-quality early childhood education saves taxpayer dollars, makes working families more financially secure, and prepares children to succeed in school, earn higher wages, and live healthier lives. That is why public policies supporting early learning are vital to Johnston County’s economic and workforce development.

The Partnership encourages families, teachers, legislators, and community members to join them in celebration. “Week of the Young Child is a time for our community to unite in advocating for the right of every child to receive quality education from the moment they are born,” expressed Candy Scott, Executive Director of the Partnership. “By working together, we can guarantee that every child has access to quality early learning experiences – whether at home, in child care, at school, or in the community.”

About the Partnership for Children of Johnston County
The Partnership for Children of Johnston County is a non-profit organization. For 25 years, the Partnership has worked to improve the safety, health, and emotional well-being of young children by enhancing the quality of childcare and supporting strong families. The Partnership works collaboratively to improve the quality of early childhood education and school readiness for all of Johnston County’s children.

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