MDC’s Homestead Campus to Again Host the Day of the Young Child April 9

Miami, Mar. 10, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus, in partnership with MDC’s School of Education, invites the community to attend the 14th Annual Day of the Young Child on Saturday, April  9, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.mThis event is free and open to the public.

Children and families will enjoy a host of interactive and fun early childhood educational activities with a focus on the mental, physical, and emotional development of children from birth to 8 years of age. Health and vision screenings and a host of other educational, health and nutritional resources will also be available.

This year’s theme, A Time to Discover, is part of the Week of the Young Child’s annual nationwide campaign sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Day of the Young Child is co-sponsored by The Children’s Trust and celebrates early learning, young children, their teachers, and families and recognizes the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

“We are very pleased to celebrate the fourteenth year of Day of the Young Child.  This event is a wonderful opportunity to engage children and families in a variety of learning activities and to enrich MDC students’ learning through community service,” said Dr. Jeanne F. Jacobs, President of MDC’s Homestead Campus. “We greatly appreciate the support and collaboration of the organizations partnering with us to make Day of the Young Child a meaningful experience for our community.”

There will be more than 30 participating organizations at the event. This year, participants will include Miami Children’s Museum, Homestead Hospital, Everglades National Park, Epilepsy Foundation of Florida and many more.

In honor and memory of the event’s late founder, the fourth Beverly Tate scholarship will be presented to a student majoring in education.

For more information, please contact Lindsay Schriftman, Campus Director of Learning Resources at 305-237-5245 or

About The Children’s Trust
The Children’s Trust emphasizes collaboration and partnership to provide the programs and services needed by children and families and to effect community-wide change.