West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
October 15, 2008
WVU Parkersburg's Children's Room participating in "Take a Flower to Childcare Day" Oct. 21st.
CONTACT: Linda Novak, program coordinator of childhood education, 304-424-8311.
10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21st
WVU Parkersburg Children's Room
A program is planned at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21st, at WVU Parkersburg's Children's Room. Youngsters in the college's childcare center will display flower artwork they have designed. The college's childcare center is the state's first center established on a West Virginia college campus. The Children's Room opened in 1977.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Children's Room is serving as the designated local childcare center for a statewide celebration "Take a Flower to Childcare Day" being held Tuesday (Oct. 21st).
Thousands of parents, children and community leaders across West Virginia will be participating in the day to show the state's 2,400 childcare providers how much their work is appreciated.
The goal is to raise awareness about the important role that high-quality childcare plays in the healthy development of young children and in the state's economic future, noted Linda Novak, WVU Parkersburg program coordinator of childhood education.
The observance is sponsored by the West Virginia KIDS Count Fund. Parents, young children and community leaders are invited to present a single flower of their choice to their favorite childcare provider.
The 'KaBloom!' of flowers will be a symbol of the diverse needs of young children and the many important roles childcare providers play, working hand in hand with parents, to ensure that every child in West Virginia gets the best possible start in life, Ms. Novak said.