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Celebrate early learning & young children April 16-20

Join the Bellingham Public Library to celebrate early learning and The Week of the Young Child, April 16-20, 2018. The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, focusing attention on early learning, young children, their teachers and families.

The Bellingham Public Library honors the important role that parents and caregivers have as a child’s first and best teacher. Celebrate this bond and relationship by attending a special program April 16-20 at the library.

To celebrate The Week of the Young Child, the library partnered with Dr. Joseph Garcia, one of the world’s leading experts and pioneers in the baby sign language revolution, to provide two hands-on workshops for non-walking babies and their parents and caregivers. Dr. Garcia’s workshop will provide parents with the knowledge and tools to use sign language with their baby. Come learn how just a few signs can make a difference, replacing frustration with communication and making a positive difference in families’ lives.

The Week of the Young Child also is a great time to check out storytimes at the Bellingham Public Library. Choose from one of 17 storytimes for children ages birth – 8 years, focusing on the love of story, family interaction, song and movement. Storytimes are offered year around, check out our Storytimes webpage for details.

The Week of the Young Child has been celebrated annually by the National Association for Education of Young Children since 1971, recognizing that experiences during the early years are critical to laying a strong foundation for a child’s future school and life success. The Bellingham Public Library plays a role in elevating the importance of enriching early experiences and opportunities for all children and families in our community, and supports this annual campaign to help raise awareness and celebrate the wonderful work being done to support children, teachers and parents/caregivers.

For more information, contact the Children’s Library at 360-778-7200.