Brundidge celebrates ‘Week of the young Child’
Published 3:00 am Thursday, April 27, 2017
The children at OCAP Head Start Center in Brundidge had special visitors at their center on Wednesday.
Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd and City Councilmember Arthur Lee Griffin visited with the 40 students, Director Tracy Upshaw and the Head Start staff. The city officials celebrated with them the Week of the Young Child, April 24-28, which is held in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Boyd told the children at Brundidge Head Start that she was there to honor and encourage them.
“You are important to all of us,” she said. “Every one of you is important because one day you will be running the City of Brundidge and we will all be depending on you.”
Boyd said not only is the city celebrating the Week of the Young Child, so are many local organizations.
“These organizations are working to improve early learning opportunities, including early literacy program that can provide a foundation of learning for the children in our city,” she said. “Teachers and others make a difference in the lives of all you children and we need to recognize all they do and thank them because learning is crucial to your futures.”
With those words, Boyd declared April 24-28, the Week of the Young Child in Brundidge.
But those were not the mayor’s parting words.
She reminded the children that they are the future and that they should obey their teachers and their parents.
“And always do the right thing,” she told them. “If you do the right thing, you will always be winners.”