April is designated annually as the Month of the Young Child. A number of events in Montgomery County are scheduled to celebrate the month and to focus on the importance of a child’s educational and family experiences from birth to age five.
Upcoming area events in recognition of the month include the following:
• Thursday, March 23—Representatives from Montgomery County Public Schools and elected officials will issue a joint proclamation for the Month of the Young Child at a ceremony at Stone Mill Elementary School at 9:30 a.m.
• Monday, March 27—A Board of Education resolution in honor of the month is scheduled for the Board of Education’s business meeting at the Carver Educational Services Center at approximately 6:30 p.m.
• Saturday, April 1—Lakeforest Mall, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Family Festival with entertainment, child activities, resources, and giveaways. Contact Beth Molesworth, 240-777-1331.
• Tuesday, April 4—Indian Spring Country Club, 6-10 p.m., Child Care Celebration with dining, door prizes, and dancing. Contact Leslie Hamm, 240-777-4661.
• Saturday, April 22—Westfield Shoppingtown, Wheaton, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Family Festival with entertainment, parent-child activities, resources, and giveaways. Contact Beth Molesworth, 240-777-1331.