Week of the Young Child
It's National Week of the Young Child which means across the state and in Helena the focus is on the needs of young children and their families.
To recognize the importance of this week, pre-school students from around the area gathered in the Capitol Rotunda today for story time. Community members volunteered their time to read stories to the kids in an effort to improve literacy.
Superintendent of Lewis and Clark County Schools, Marsha Davis, says each child will also receive a book along with tips to help educate parents with young children. She says she wants to make sure the kids gain something from the experience.
Davis says, "Just the love of learning and the love of reading and of stories and just the whole experience that you know we've focused on children and that they're important to our lives and to our future.”
The Week of the Young Child started in 1971 and the theme for 2012 is “The Early Years are Learning Years.”
Story by Jessica Hoppe, Beartooth NBC.
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