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UCSF Joins National Celebration of the Week of the Young Child

This year, UCSF celebrates the Week of the Young Child (April 19-25) to recognize the needs of young children and to thank educators, guardians and caregivers involved in building better futures for all children. Themed “Building Better Futures for All Children,” the Week of the Young Child is celebrated across the country by hundreds of local organizations working to improve opportunities for all young children. “Early learning experiences are crucial to the growth and development of young children,” says Robert Frank, director of UCSF Child Care Services. “The Week of the Young Child provides opportunities for all of us to recognize the importance of the early years, and to work together to build better futures for all children.” UCSF will host the 10th annual children’s art exhibition on three campuses and a free family movie as part of the citywide celebration of the Week of the Young Child. These activities are open to the public. The art exhibition will be located at:
  • Laurel Heights – the View Café
  • Parnassus Heights – Millberry Fitness & Recreation Center, Medical Sciences Building lobby, School of Nursing mezzanine
  • Mission Bay – William J. Rutter Center (community center)
The free family movie showing of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa at Cole Hall Cinema is scheduled for Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. Cole Hall Cinema is located in the Medical Sciences Building, 513 Parnassus Ave. “Across the country, young children and their families depend on quality education and care, which help children get a great start and bring lasting benefits for our society as a whole,” Frank says. “The Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize the people, programs and policies that are helping to build better futures for all children.” For more information about the activities or art exhibition, call Frank at 415/476-1469.