The SUNY Potsdam Child Care Center held its first annual Family Olympics in March. The event was planned as a culminating project by Amber Aksterowicz, an intern from the College’s Department of Community Health.
Children and their families participated in an obstacle course designed especially for the children’s developmental abilities. Healthy foods were offered for snacks. The Family Olympics was such a success that parents and teachers asked for it to become an annual event.
SUNY Potsdam Child Care Center Inc. is now looking ahead to celebrate the “Week of the Young Child” from April 10 to 16. The theme selected this year by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is “Early Years are Learning Years.”
There is a week of fun planned in honor of this event. The school age children will have ice cream sandwiches with SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John F. Schwaller, who will read to the infants, toddlers and preschool children.
Throughout the week, children will have opportunities to learn about worm composting, listen to a former SPCCC student play the steel drums and tell about his stay in Trinidad, and finish off the week by climbing the rock wall in Maxcy Hall.
SUNY Potsdam Child Care Center, Inc. is a fully licensed, center-based child care facility serving children of SUNY Potsdam faculty, staff and students, as well as the community at large. To find out more, visit http://www.potsdam.edu/faculty/spccc/index.cfm.
Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.