Children develop creativity, social skills, language and literacy, and fine motor skills with art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, express themselves, and create with their hands. Recently, more than 200 young artists, ages 5-months to 5-years-old, had a chance to put all of those skills to use during our Week of the Young Child (WOYC) Poster Contest, and we’re excited to announce this year’s winners!
Partnership staff and Board of Directors served as judges for the Poster Contest and selected a winner from each age group. The 2016 Poster Contest winners are: Joshua Rodriguez (5 months) from Primary Colors Early Learning Center; Jahsiah Morgan (2) and Andria Glenn (3) from Toddlers Academy; Jacqueline Alvarez (4) from Durham Head Start at Seminary; and Grant Gibble (5) from Primary Colors Early Learning Center.
The winners all received a library of brand new books, were featured in the Herald-Sun, and will have their artwork on display at Northgate Mall this month. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to these talented young artists!
Week of the Young Child, which takes place next week, April 10-16, is an annual event celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families, and the organizations that support them. In addition to the Poster Contest, the 2016 WOYC will include proclamations from the City Council and Board of County Commissioners, literacy efforts, Transition to Kindergarten events, and the unveiling of our brand new website! Stay tuned for more details next week.