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Lectures Mark Week of the Young Child at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, April 11, 2007

Hudson Valley Community College will mark The Week of the Young Child, April 23-27, with several lectures related to childhood and early childhood education. The lectures, held in Higbee Hall, Room 100, on the Hudson Valley Community College campus, will be:

  • Monday, April 23, at 2 p.m. - Marie McBride from Stepping Stones Child Care, will present “Careers in Speech and Language Pathology.”

  • Tuesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to noon - Teacher Preparation Department Chairperson Nancy T. Cupolo will speak on “War, Terrorism and the Impact on Children.”

  • Thursday, April 26, from noon to 1 p.m. - Grace Thompson, director of Capital District CASA, an organization that advocates for abused and neglected foster children in family court proceedings, will speak on “Responding to Child Abuse.”

  • Friday, April 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. - Two Hudson Valley faculty members, John Ostwald and Janice Hindes, who were involved in a 2005 mission trip to Kenya will speak on “Helping Homeless Children in Naivasha, Kenya.”

Hudson Valley’s Teacher Preparation Department offers an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a certificate for those seeking employment as teaching assistants.

The Week of the Young Child is a sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a national organization which focuses on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.

Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate’s degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.