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LCCC Celebrates Week of the Young Child April 23-29,2017

published Friday, March 10, 2017
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will celebrate its 30th annual Week of the Young Child (WOTYC) April 23-29 with sessions for adult learners and events for children. All of the WOTYC events are held on LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville, Pa., and are open to the public.
 
A special program for children, featuring Linda Holliday, ventriloquist and magician, is set for 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, April 19. The presentation, entitled “Laugh and Learn,” is a visual, colorful and fun show for preschool-age children. The event is free, but pre-registration is required by contacting Deb Wanamaker at 610-799-1875 or dwanamaker@lccc.edu. A spring planting ceremony featuring the children of LCCC’s Early Learning Center, will take place at 11 a.m., following the show.
 
On Tuesday, April 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., LCCC’s Teacher Education office will present an anti-bullying workshop for early childhood education professionals, with facilitator Nancy Dutt. Fee is $10 per person.
 
On April 29, LCCC’s Teacher Education program will sponsor its annual Saturday Seminar, featuring several nationally prominent educators. The keynote topic is From Play to Practice: Connecting Teachers Play with Children’s Learning, with speaker Walter F. Drew, Ed.D., founder and executive director of the Institute for Self Active Education. The workshop will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Cost for Saturday’s training seminar is $50 per person and $10 for LCCC students. New this year is vendor shopping, with items for purchase from Pampered Chef, Thirty One Gifts, Premier Designs Jewelry, and more.
 
A free workshop for high school students interested in Pre-K through 4th grade is set for Friday, April 21. Local high school students will spend the morning attending interactive workshops on guiding young children in learning.
 
Preregistration is needed for all WOTYC events. Registration deadline is April 17. To register or for more information, please call 610-799-1875 or email dwanamaker@.lccc.edu.