The Niagara College Child Care Centre is celebrating the 30th Annual Week of the Child, Monday, Oct. 18 to Friday, Oct. 22, with the help of local children’s author Toni Ferrara.
The celebration will feature several events, including a parade, food drive, presentations, special guests and much more.
On Wednesday, Oct. 20, the Child Care Centre will hold a Teddy Bear parade, beginning at 10 a.m., led by Tender Teddy and Tessy of the Tender Wishes Foundation, followed by a storytelling adventure with Ferrara at 2:30 p.m.
Ferrara, a Port Colborne native, will read her new book ‘Monkeys and Mayhem,’ a follow-up to her 2006 release ‘Butterflies and Birchbark’ (Trafford Publishing). The mother of two began her dream to write after retiring from the Banking Industry.
With its inception following the International Year of the Child, proclaimed by the United Nations in 1979, the Week of the Child is an annual event designed by the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO) to promote communities to focus on the needs, rights and interests of children and to heighten public awareness of the value of quality Early Childhood Education. The event takes place on the third week of October.
WHAT: NC Child Care Centre celebration of Week of the Child with Teddy Bear Parade and local children’s author Toni Ferrara.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 – Teddy Bear Parade at 10 a.m., storytelling at 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Niagara College Child Care Centre, Welland Campus, Niagara College, 300 Woodlawn Rd., Welland.
For more information, contact:
Niagara College Child Care Centre
905-735-2211, ext. 7587