SUNY Cobleskill Campus Child Care Center Hosts Annual Children’s March

April 10, 2012

SUNY Cobleskill’s Campus Child Care Center hosts the fifth annual Children’s March in recognition of the Week of the Young Child on Wednesday, April 25, at 10 a.m. This year’s event features a special performance by musician, composer and educator Skip West.


The Week of the Young Child (April 22-28) is a celebration for the young, ranging from newborns to 8-year-old children, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose 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 theme is Early Years are Learning Years.


During the march, children from the Cobleskill Campus Child Care Center and the Schoharie County Head Start day care center and their caregivers walk around the circle in front of the center. After the march, the children return inside and participate in a wide range of activities, such as a petting zoo and carnival games.


West is a multi-faceted musician and educator who mixes a variety of musical styles with compelling, kid-centered themes in his concerts and workshops. Drawing on years of experience as a teacher, entertainer, composer and musician, West brings a contemporary and traditional musical style to his songs.


“SUNY Cobleskill celebrates caregivers on campus, as well as brings other community agencies together with an institution such as Schoharie County Head Start,” says Elise Weiss, Early Childhood professor and advisor to SUNY Cobleskill’s Early Childhood Club. “This opportunity gets the students involved in planning events and shows them that SUNY Cobleskill’s Early Childhood department is accredited by NAEYC.”


For more information, contact Elise Weiss at 518-255-5421 or email

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