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Week of the Young Child 2017

April 24: Music & Movement Monday

Sing, Dance, Celebrate, and Learn

Music Class - Miss Anita's Music with Mar

Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Ages: 0-5, family group activity
Location: St. Edmund's Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Blvd., Tonawanda, NY 14150
How to Register: E-mail Miss Anita at
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Ages: All ages welcome
Location: Buffalo Cello School, 2 Wallace Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214
Music Classes - Betty's Music Together (4 different class options)
Cost: Free

Ages: All ages welcome

Time & Location 1: 9:30 a.m. at Spezio's Dance Dynamics - 1639 North French Road, Suite 300, Getzville, NY 14068
Time & Location 2: 11:30 a.m. at Parkside Lutheran Church (In Parkside Yoga) - 2 Wallace Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214
Time & Location 3: 12:30 p.m. at Harlem Road Community Center, 2nd Floor - 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, NY 14226
Time & Location 4: 5:30 p.m. at Harlem Road Community Center, 2nd Floor - 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, NY 14226

How to Register:

Music Classes - Community Music School
Cost: Free
Ages: Birth - age 4
Time & Location 1: 9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m. at Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy., Amherst, NY 14226
Time & Location 2: 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. AND 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m. at 415 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222
Time & Location 3: 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca, NY 14224
How to Register: Call the main office at 716-884-4887 and mention the class you'd like to attend.

April 25: Healthy Tuesday

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Ages: 3-6

Location: The Little Gym of Williamsville, 8175 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221

To Register: Call 716-475-4433 and register for this class offered by Child Care Resource Network.


Gym Class - We Rock the Spectrum 

Cost: Free

Time Slots: 10am-11am; 11am-12pm; 12pm-1pm; 3pm-4pm; 4pm-5pm; 5pm-6pm **15 free 1-hour Open Play slots are available per each time slot**

Location(s): WRTS Buffalo Northtowns: 5427 Transit Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221 AND WRTS Buffalo Southtowns: 6950 Erie Rd., Derby, NY 14047

Who's Invited: Children of ALL ages and ALL abilities (fully-inclusive facility)

How to Register: Parents or providers must e-mail with the subject line: Kid’s Day with their chosen WRTS location, top 3 time slot choices, the number and names of children who will be in attendance.

April 26: Work Together Wednesday

Work Together, Build Together, Learn Together

Open-Ended Projects  |  Random Acts of Kindness

We're encouraging child care programs, families, after-school programs, and community groups to work together to do something great for their community. Together we can make a difference, no matter how small. We hope you'll take photos, record video, and share what you're doing with us on social media. Some examples of ways your group can work together include:

  • Bring baked goods, cards, art, etc., to a local fire hall, police station, post office, sanitation workers, or community service workers to thank them for what they do every day.
  • Sing or visit with a local senior center.
  • Work together to make lunch for your child care program.
  • Clean up a playground, backyard, or local park in your neighborhood.
  • Work together as a group to make a collective art project.

Take photos and videos of your little ones working together towards a common goal. Share them on social media with the hashtag #worktogetherWNY for a chance to win a gift card to a an art supply store! 

April 27: Artsy Thursday

Think, Problem Solve, Create

Art is not only a way for children to express themselves, but also to develop creativity, social skills, and fine motor skills. This Artsy Thursday, we’re encouraging parents and child care programs to engage their little ones in a variety of open-ended art projects that let them create with their hands using a wide range of materials. The messier, the better! Try some of these engaging art activities provided by NAEYC:

April 28: Family Friday

Sharing Family Stories

Book Reading with Assemblyman Walter 
Cost: Free
Time: 11 a.m.
Ages: All ages welcome
Location: Amherst Audubon Library - 350 John J. Audubon Pkwy., Amherst, NY 14228
How to Register: In person at the library or call 716-689-4923 to reserve your spot.

Cost: Free
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Ages: All ages welcome
Location: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
How to Register: In person at the library or call 716-858-8900 to reserve your spot.


April 21 & 22: Professional Development Opportunity for Child Care Professionals

*Student discount also applies to current CCRN CDA students.