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3E ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. T Second Section USPS 187-720 Bagley, MN 56621 FARMERS INDEPENDENT B AGLEY, MINNESOTA Wednesday April 10r 2002Pa~e 13 • • 9 )F THE YOUNG APRIL 7-13 Edelbach You ever hear the saying, "Give child until they are five, and I for lil'eT'?" It means the What is instilled du~ing will last a lifetime. that philosophy is truer in this day and age ~uv, t t. for parents who sometimes influence and time with -'hildren doesn't mauer. of the Young Child is 7-13. The theme this Opportunity, Our are taking place which are n ''lass!st parents and others me hves of young children Value of those Iormative 'emphasis is given to the ty Which lies ~'ilh parents t Opportunity to children. philosophy Early Education (ECFE) parents to consider during Years of their children's specifically from birth rents, grandparents and With young children :mendous inlluence on the of their children's Values and skills, as well as Yes. their brain. New that hy the age of even of a young child's have already reached should know: Years of your child's life fin" emotional and OWth that,, researchers and knew. ~ave shown that what you three years of your :fly Ilnp'acts the adult that fill babies' first md Years have a decisive Structure of a child's aspect of a child's aSses include play, time birth to five; and talk Annie and Daniel Zheng, ages five and four, with mom Hongji, have been attending Early Childhood Family Education classes in Bagley for most of their young lives. Hongji, who is Chinese and a stay-at-home room, says, "We come so that the children can learn English here." She thinks it is important to learn about the culture, and to take the opportunity to meet with other parents. time for parents, during which they can discuss issues, problem solve and even brag about their children. Some recent issues on which the group focused are sibling rivalry, temper tantrums, safety and parenting styles. A Parent Advisory Council consists of members of the group who also bring suggestions aild concerns before the group. Coordinator Sandy Johnson says, "'They are our panel of experts." ECFE emphasizes the importance ol time and activities with young children because they have learned that what is synthesized into young minds does stay with them for life. The Week of the Young Chikt draws attention Io thai fact. It is an annual celebration ol" childhood sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Among their goals arc the excellent care and education for all young children. They promote.high quality early expcaienccs that make a difference in children's lifehmg academic and social success. "l-very song you sing, every story you read or tell to them, every activity you do with them, builds the brain," Sandy emphasizes. Thai could result in a great deal of inlluence during the first five years of childhood. ECFE structures quality childh(~d education. Classes are scheduled on a 10 week basis, and parents who wish to enroll their children should call ECFE coordinator Sandy Johnson at 694-3232 lot inlormation and p,'ogram schedules. "'Head Start is designed to work with the whole family needs of the children. These include health, social skills, and seeing that a child's first experience with school is good." Linda Ubert Head Start Teacher "Every song you sing to them, every story you read or tell then|, every activity you do with them builds their brain." Sandy Johnson ECFE Coordinator Friday morning Pop-in-and-Play activities are available without registration the first three weeks during April and May. Preschoolers and parents are invited to attend. A sidewalk chalk drawing event will be held near the school during the first part of May and will be open to the public. Watch the newspaper and cable TV for details. Take advantage of the opportuni|y. "Parents are the experts and the problem solvers," Sandy continues. "Parents are the teachers -- we need Io provide the opfu)rlunities." What organizers are calling a "once in a lifetime" event is coming to Bemidji next weekend. On Friday, and Saturday, April 12 and 13, "Rise Up America" will be held at Bemidji State University's John Glas Fieldhouse. Since September 11, 40 area pastors and church representatives hat been meeting and praying, seeking a way to offer strength, hope and encouragement to the region. It was then that the pastors realized the time had come. The result of the hard work is "Rise Up America," subtitled "From Tragedy to Triumph." Executive Committee member Thomas Bower, Joseph has the ball, and classmates have lots Kids are learning social skills and getting fun. of fun in the gym. along while having president of Bemidji's Oak Hill's Christian College, says the goal is to show how God sustained a number of people during times of tragedy. Saturday's event will feature Colonel Gary West, a survivor of the Pentagon attack, and Indian businessman Sujo John. John survived the collapse of the World Trade Center and has an amazing story of what happened in the Tower. Friday's event, a "Youth Night" of sorts, features well known youth speaker Brooks Gibbs, and national recording artists Larue. The tealured speaker is Dana Scott. Dana is the sister of Rachel Scott, who was killed in the Columbine tragedy, and who affirmed her belief in God. She describes how her sister's death has actually started what she terms a "'chain reaction of kindness" around America. In addition to her Friday appearance at "Rise Up America," Dana has been speaking at a number of area high schools. Organizers are expecting a very good turnout to the event, with reports of several northern Minnesota communities sending busloads to "'Rise Up America." 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