Spring ISD will celebrate Week of the Young Child April 17-21, a celebration of early childhood education, young learners, their teachers and families. Each day during the celebration, parents and guardians together with their preschoolers are invited to participate in a variety of fun learning activities to promote school readiness.
“Early childhood education is vital to the future academic success of our students, and family engagement during this time plays a pivotal role in that success,” said Executive Director of Family and Community Engagement Tranita Carroll. “We know that family engagement increases academic achievement and promotes good educational outcomes. As a district we are always looking for ways to engage parents in their children’s education, and Week of the Young Child is a great opportunity for that.”
Each day of the week will feature a different program, sponsored by Spring ISD’s Smart Start Early Learning Program in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Parents can attend one or all of the following sessions with their child ages 18 months to 4 years old:
Music Monday, April 17, 1 p.m.: Music Therapist Anysia Palmer will join us while we sing songs together and create musical instruments.
Tasty Tuesday, April 18, 5:30 p.m.: Karla Iraheta, a community specialist with Molina Healthcare, will join us to teach us about healthy eating habits, and about the importance of eating a rainbow of seasonal fruits and veggies.
Work Together Wednesday, April 19, 10 a.m.: Spring ISD Pre-K Coordinator LeAnne Steelman will introduce kiddos and parents to a fun and educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activity to give them a sneak peek into the exciting world of prekindergarten.
Artsy Thursday, April 20, 10 a.m.: Melissa Rowland, an area community coordinator with H-E-B, will be sharing several art activities based on a Dr. Seuss book.
Family Friday, April 21, 6 p.m.: We’re dedicating Friday evening to the whole family! We offer Family Friday during the evening so that the entire family can enjoy many activities selected for a fun ending to this year’s Week of the Young Child celebration. Weather permitting, we will hold our last event outdoors so that families can enjoy inflatable bowling, sidewalk art, a bean bag toss, hula hooping, obstacle courses, badminton and more!
All activities are free and open to all Spring ISD community members, and will take place at the Spring ISD Community Engagement Center 17125 Ella Blvd.
For more information, please contact Family Empowerment Coordinator Ysabel Luna at 281-891-6685 or email@example.com.