ADA – The National Association for the Education of Young Children declared April 10-16, 2021, as the “Week of the Young Child,” a declaration echoed locally by the City of Ada and observed by the staff of the South Central Child Care Resource and Referral Office on the East Central University campus.
The “Week of the Young Child” is set aside to celebrate early learning, young children, their teachers, child care providers, families and communities. Ada Mayor Tre Landrum, on behalf of the city, issued a local proclamation supporting this.
The South Central Child Care Resource and Referral Office, located on the ECU campus, is part of Child Care Services of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and serves Carter, Garvin, Johnston, Love, Marshall, McClain, Murray, Okfuskee, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie and Seminole counties.
Cutline: Pictured, from left, with the City of Ada proclamation in hand are Pamla Armstrong, assistant director; Georgiana Sullivan, child care consultant; Dallyn Sullivan, student worker; and Lindsay Christian, infant/toddler specialist. Not pictured are Leah Lyon, executive director, and Bethany Walling, administrative specialist. (ECU/Jaylea Harpole)