CENTERVILLE, Ohio, April 6, 2010 – La Petite Academy – located at 55 Skeeter Lane – is excited to welcome Mayor Kingseed in honor of Month of the Young Child. The Mayor will serve as a special guest reader to approximately 20 children between the ages of 3-5.
Mayor Kingseed will be onsite at the academy to read to the children at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13th. La Petite Academy teachers also have a variety of additional activities planned throughout the day.
“This is the second year that Mayor Kingseed has visited our academy for Month of the Young Child and the children love to have him,” said Amy Kelley, academy director. “The theme of this year’s national campaign is the Early Years Are Learning Years. As early educators, we know how critical these young years are for a child and it is a great time to share this message with the Mayor and our community.”
Week of the Young Child was created by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families, and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. Some groups – such as La Petite Academy – generate so much enthusiasm and support that they celebrate the Month of the Young Child. To learn more, please visit http://www.naeyc.org/about/woyc/.
Storytelling with Mayor Kingseed / Month of the Young Child
Local media are welcome to attend the storytelling with the Mayor, we just ask that you let us know in advance so we can have photo release forms on file for the children.
Tuesday, April 13th, 9:00 a.m.
Where: 55 Skeeter Lane, Centerville 937-439-1581
About La Petite Academy
Headquartered in Novi, Mich., La Petite Academy, Inc. is a leader in early childhood education with more than 550 schools in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Its Journey® curriculum takes a total approach to learning, focusing on six areas of development, including Language, Cognitive, Socio- Emotional, Physical, Creativity-Arts and Character Building. Each program is based on age-appropriate learning objectives and is designed to keep children on the right pace for their development. For more information on La Petite Academy or to find a school in your area, please visit www.lapetite.com.