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ECLC: Week of the Young Child Celebration

The Week of the Young Child, created by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is an annual event that celebrates early childhood education, kids, teachers, and families. This year, Graland participated in Week of the Young Child festivities from April 14-21.
To kick off the celebration, ECLC students and families, current and former educators and administrators, and donors gathered for breakfast to celebrate ten years of the McCaffrey Early Childhood Learning Center on campus. Former Head of School Ronni McCaffrey was in attendance and was honored for her visionary leadership in establishing the program. To learn more about how the McCaffrey Early Childhood Learning Center came to be, watch this video! Throughout the rest of the Week of the Young Child, ECLC students took part in events such as a parade, pajama day, crazy hair and hat day, and popsicle day! Parents of students in the ECLC were also invited to campus to hear from The Kennedy Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning, Co-Creator of Learning and Teaching With Learning Trajectories ([LT]2), and a Distinguished Professor at the University of Denver, Dr. Doug Clements. While on campus, Dr. Clements discussed the importance of early childhood mathematics and building children’s mathematical power. What a special week in the ECLC! 

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1927, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.