Lani Hansen/Senior Reporter
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma– To help start the “Week of the Young Child” the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Child Development Center brought in tribal leadership to read a story to the kids.
According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the week is an annual celebration to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
“Week of the Young Child” is celebrated April 2-8. MCN Child Development Center started a day early on April 1 with a story read by the tribe’s very own Principal Chief David Hill and Second Chief Del Beaver.
They read the classic book called “Stone Soup” to the children. The book is about the nature of happiness and value of share, especially with strangers.
During the reading time, the children were able to “make” the stone soup. They added the stone, carrots, cabbage and beans to the cooking pot.
MCN Child Development Center Supervisor Dana Maxwell said to continue the celebration beginning on Monday, April 4 is Music Monday, April 5 is Tasty Tuesday, April 6 is Work Together Wednesday, April 7 is Artsy Thursday and April 8 is Family Friday where they will have a family picnic.