Arapahoe Community College will host “Celebrating Early Childhood Professionals” evening on Thursday, Apr. 12, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Waring Theater at the Littleton Campus.
Janet Humphryes will be the keynote speaker at the event on Apr. 12. For over 30 years, Humphryes has worked with children ranging in age from newborn to 12 years, and has owned, operated and directed early education schools with enrollments as high as 600 children. Her vast experience includes leadership positions at Head Start, Booz Allen Hamilton and Mile High Montessori, and she has presented at seminars across the country. Humphryes, who is also a community college adjunct faculty member, is an internationally published author who holds a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
“All that early childhood professionals do every day is indeed so profound in shaping the present and the future of so many lives,” said Humphryes. “The focus on Apr. 12 will be on honoring those who give of themselves so fully each day, and offering some strategies that can be easily, immediately and effectively utilized to tackle the daily challenges.”
The “Week of the Young Child” is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the celebration is 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. This year’s “Week of the Young Child” celebration will be Apr. 22-28 and the theme is Early Years are Learning Years.
For more information, please contact Kristin Habicht, Department Chair of ACC’s Early Childhood Education program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.797.5924.