Child Development Center Celebrates ‘Week of the Young Child’
May 23, 2012
Danville Regional Medical Center’s Child Development Center recently celebrated the Week of the Young Child April 23 – April 27. This year’s theme was “Early Years Are Learning Years.”
“The Week of the Young Child is a fun and engaging time for the children in our center,” said Michelle Hand, Director of the Child Development Center. “Children, families and staff members join together to experience learning through play.”
Activities for the week included:
- Promoting Literacy – “Teachers for Tomorrow” from Gibson Middle School, read several stories to the children, who were dressed in their favorite pajamas.
- Sports Day – The children wore their favorite team attire, while enjoying Inflatable jumpers, basketball, football, t‐ball, horseshoes, and parachute activities which had been set up inside the track area. During the activities the children enjoyed an ice cream social.
- Spring Pictures – The children wore their fanciest attire and had their photos taken.
- Community Helpers Day – The children dressed up as their favorite community helper and enjoyed a visit from Regional One Ambulance and the City of Danville Sherriff’s Department.
- St. Jude Trike‐A‐Thon‐ The week ended with a parent breakfast and approximately 39 children participating in the St. Jude Trike‐A‐Thon. The Child Development Center children raised more than $2,200 for St. Jude.
The DRMC Child Development Center serves children from six weeks old through 12 years old, and is committed to caring and nurturing children and guiding them towards social, emotional, physical and academic development. The staff members are dedicated to respecting the uniqueness of each child and providing a safe, supportive environment for children with working parents.
In 2011, the DRMC Child Development Center was the first in the State of Virginia to earn the new two year license under the State’s new guidelines.