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Hinesville's Week of the Young Child celebration is set
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Hinesville will honor local educators and day-care providers for National Week of the Young Child, which begins Sunday and runs through Saturday.

Week of the Young Child is dedicated to the importance of early education opportunities, literacy and recognition of community members committed to the development of children from birth to age 8.

The week will culminate in a special ceremony, with Mayor Jim Thomas presenting teachers and day-care providers with awards.

“It’s a recognition of the importance of education and community involvement with children,” said Katie Jones, a volunteer with Hinesville’s Week of the Young Child effort. “The week highlights how important it is for children to have experiences at a very young age, and it makes you look into your own community. Part of what we do here is honor teachers, day-care professionals — the people who are involved with children that are not always recognized by the community.”

Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association of the Education of Young Children, or NAEYC, was brought to Hinesville six years ago by Apostle Wilhelmenia Brown, pastor of Faithful Temple Church, and an affiliate of NAEYC. In past years, different events were scheduled throughout the week; however, this year’s observance will focus on the awards ceremony.

The “Honoring Our Educators” ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at North Main Street Park.

To nominate local teachers, principals, day-care providers and other school personnel for an award, contact Katie Jones at katonia2000@
yahoo.com or 912-980-3021.

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