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NCC Celebrates Week of the Young Child with Virtual Story Time

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In the photo, NCC History Instructor Christopher Kent and his dog, Bindi, read “The Digging-est Dog” by Al Perkins to children enrolled at the NCC Betsy B. Currin Child Development Center.

In celebration of the Week of the Young Child April 13-17, 2020, Nash Community College employees kicked off a “virtual storytime” with children enrolled at the NCC Betsy B. Currin Child Development Center. Through the HiMama app, center staff share videos of NCC employees reading their favorite children’s book with NCC’s youngest students.

The Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is celebrated annually to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

“Even as we stay at home during this pandemic, we can be together virtually and engage students in reading,” NCC Child Development Center Director Angela Nieves said. “What better way to do it than to have some of our own college employees share in the experience.”

NCC Recruiting Coordinator Melissa Sykes came up with the idea and challenged NCC employees to share a video. “I have spent a great deal of time focusing on how we can serve our community,” Sykes said. “We know this is a difficult time for many in our community, especially our youngest members. Team Nash members have pulled together and we hope this will put a smile on their faces.”

The Betsy B.Currin Child Development Center opened its doors in August 1999 and serves children from birth through five years old. For more information about the five-star licensed center, visit www.nashcc.edu/cdc.