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LCCC Celebrates Week of the Young Child

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Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will celebrate its 31st annual Week of the Young Child (WOTYC) April 16-21 with sessions for adult learners and events for children. All of the WOTYC events are held on LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville, Pa., and are open to the public.

On Monday, April 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., LCCC instructor Tonia Breech will present a workshop about why art is a valuable component of infant/toddler development for early childhood education professionals. Fee is $10 per person.

A special program for children, featuring David C. Perry, artist, musician and comedian, is set for 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, April 18. The presentation, entitled “Mr. David’s Drawings, Songs & Silliness,” is a mix of sing-alongs, super-sized pictures and comic antics for preschool-age children. The event is free, but pre-registration is required by April 11 by contacting Deb Wanamaker at 610-799-1875 or dwanamaker@lccc.edu. A spring planting ceremony featuring the children of LCCC’s Early Learning Center, will take place at 11 a.m., following the show.

On April 21, LCCC’s Teacher Education program will sponsor its annual Saturday Seminar, featuring keynote topic “Through Their Eyes: Being Trauma Aware,” with speaker Shilpa Kapoor-Barrantes,M.Ed, Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) Certified Developmental Specialist. The workshop will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Cost for Saturday’s training seminar is $40 per person and at no cost for LCCC students.

A free workshop for high school students interested in being a teacher for Pre-K through 4th grade is set for Friday, April 13. Local high school students will spend the morning attending interactive workshops on guiding young children in learning.

Preregistration is needed for all WOTYC events. Registration deadline for the workshops is April 13. To register or for more information, please call 610-799-1875 or email dwanamaker@.lccc.edu.